Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 11:12

Boffin arrested under Terrorism Act

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Downloaded al-Qaida-related material

 

A terrorism expert from Nottingham Trent University was arrested and detained for six days after his University's IT department told coppers that he was downloading al-Qaida material from a U.S. website.

Rizwaan Sabir, 22, was held for nearly a week under the Terrorism Act, accused of downloading the materials for illegal use, despite the fact that his University Professors told police that the material was part of his studies into terrorist tactics.

University lecturers are furious at the case, which they claim is a direct assault on academic freedom by the government. Sabir's home was searched and his computer and mobile phones seized. They were released uncharged six days later.

Sabir told the Guardian that he was psychologically tortured by the ordeal. Bettina Rentz, a lecturer in international security and Sabir's personal tutor, said Sabir is a serious student who works very hard and wants a career in academia.

Sabir's solicitor, Tayab Ali, said if the University had discussed the issue with Rizwaan and his tutors before calling the police the whole thing could have been sorted out.

More here.

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 12:44

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments