Nov 242009
 
 November 24, 2009  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Chris Williams reports:

The first person jailed under draconian UK police powers that Ministers said were vital to battle terrorism and serious crime has been identified by The Register as a schizophrenic science hobbyist with no previous criminal record.

His crime was a persistent refusal to give counter-terrorism police the keys to decrypt his computer files.

The 33-year-old man, originally from London, is currently held at a secure mental health unit after being sectioned while serving his sentence at Winchester Prison.

Read more on The Register.

  One Response to “UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files”

  1. Ahh, it was only a matter of time before this law was used.

    Next we’ll be forced to divulge the contents of our brain, every dark secret.

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