Anti-terrorism plans 'will make thought crime a reality'

Liberty alarmed over bill’s proposed offence of ‘reckless’ backing of banned groups

Anti-terrorism proposals have been unveiled by the UK government that would make it an offence for people to publicly support a banned group even if they did not encourage others to do so.

The move has prompted the human rights group Liberty to accuse the government of trying to “make thought crime a reality”.

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