This chapter focuses primarily on initial detention, the period starting from the first decision to take a person suspected of involvement in terrorism into custody, since it is at this very early stage that issues of security are perceived to be most urgent and the concomitant risk of ill treatment is highest. The treatment of detained persons after initial detention is discussed more briefly, with a focus only on those aspects of additional significance not already covered in the analysis of initial detention. This approach reflects the experience of preventive...
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