British Prime Minister Tony Blair has defended his government's efforts to toughen anti-terror laws by deporting extremists and holding terror suspects for three months without charges.
In a radio interview Friday, Mr. Blair said anyone living in the country must play by the rules and not incite acts of terrorism like the deadly July 7 suicide bomb attacks in London.
The prime minister says virtually every nation in Europe is strengthening anti-terror legislation. He says people criticizing his government's proposals as a violation of civil rights are exaggerating.
On Thursday, British authorities ordered the deportation of seven Algerians regarded as threats to national security.
Civil rights activists have criticized proposed anti-terror laws as counterproductive, contending that suspects would be deported to countries with poor human rights records.
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