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Change to criminal code withdrawn

An amendment to Jersey's criminal code, made by Jersey's Home Affairs Minister at the beginning of the month, has been withdrawn.

The change had been interpreted as allowing the indefinite detention of criminal suspects without any charge.

Jersey's acting Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, acknowledged there was concern about the wording of the order.

He said that was not the Home Affairs Department's intention and the order

had now been withdrawn.

Mr Le Sueur said he discussed the matter on Saturday night with the Home Affairs Minister Senator Wendy Kinnard, who had amended the code earlier this month under delegated powers.

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