Enter the country unlawfully, be detained unlawfully, get a payout:
Friday 30 September 2011
Palestinian wins damages after Theresa May ordered his detention
Sheikh Raed Salah, a Palestinian activist detained on the orders of Home Secretary Theresa May, is entitled to damages after being unlawfully held for two days, a High court judge ruled today.
The 52 year-old leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, managed to enter the UK despite being banned.
He flew to the UK on June 25 for a short visit for meetings and other public engagements, including at the Houses of Parliament.
Three days later he was detained at his west London hotel, handcuffed and taken to Paddington Green police station and held for a total of 21 days.
Today Mr Justice Nicol, sitting at the High Court in London, ruled that he was not given "proper and sufficient reasons" for his arrest on the 28th - "nor was he given them until some time on the 30th".
He was entitled to damages for wrongful detention during that period.
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