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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

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"Who told you you have it in the UK?"

Remaining silent is a double-edged sword.

If the police are on a "fishing expedition" then they need you to answer questions to give them something they can portray as "evidence" of involvement in a crime - or to incriminate the main subjects of their investigation.

If you are innocent - and the police have nothing they can claim as solid evidence for a charge - then a solicitor may advise you to remain silent.

However if they have apparently solid evidence that you can refute then it may be best to do so. A relatively recent law change allows a court to take a dim view of your later refutation at a trial.

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