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February 1, 2005
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Britain said it would free a suspected Palestinian terrorist.The decision to free Mahmoud Abu Rideh, who was arrested in December 2001 on charges that he had links to Osama bin Laden, comes as the laws under which he was jailed are being overhauled, Reuters reported. Under revised laws, Britain will be able to place terror suspects under arrest or deport them, but won’t be allowed to imprison them.

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