Anjem Choudary jailed for five-and-a-half years for urging support of Isis – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2016 in freedom of expression, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Anjem Choudary, who preached hate over two decades with seeming impunity from legal punishment, has been jailed for five years and six months for his activities to support Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2016

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Baroness Shields calls for united action in tackling online extremism – Home Office

‘Minister for Internet Safety and Security addresses audience at the Google Zeitgeist Conference.’

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Home Office, 26th May 2016

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Theresa May barred from deporting six men to Algeria over torture concerns – The Independent

‘The Government has been barred from deporting six men to Algeria because there is a “real risk” they could be tortured there, judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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Twitter case man pleads guilty to sending pro-Islamic State tweets

Posted April 1st, 2016 in guilty pleas, internet, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A 23-year-old man who sent an estimated 8,000 tweets from 42 different Twitter accounts supporting the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2016

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Woman found guilty of not revealing husband’s Isis plans – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2016 in aiding and abetting, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A mother-of-three has been found guilty of failing to inform authorities that her husband intended to join the so-called Islamic State.’

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The Independent, 24th February 2016

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Men jailed for IS promotion outside Topshop in Oxford Street – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men from Luton have been jailed for promoting the so-called Islamic State outside Topshop in London’s Oxford Street.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2016

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Muslim Brotherhood review: main findings – Home Office

Posted December 17th, 2015 in inquiries, Islam, parliamentary papers, proscribed organisations, reports by tracey

‘This review, requested by the Prime Minister, sets out the government’s understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood and its links to extremism.’

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Home Office, 17th December 2015

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Muslim Brotherhood will legally challenge UK government report – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in inquiries, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, reports by tracey

‘A critical report calling for greater oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to be subject to a legal challenge by the Islamist movement after it is published on Thursday by the government. The long-awaited inquiry, ordered by David Cameron, into the Brotherhood’s operation in the UK is expected to include new curbs on the group and its associates in a move that will be presented by ministers as a crackdown on Islamism.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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Lack of anti-extremist legislation hasn’t hampered watchdog, says Ofcom chief – The Guardian

‘Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has said the regulator has not been hampered by lack of legislation in cracking down on extremist broadcasts following David Cameron said it should be given beefed-up powers to tackle the issue.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2015

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Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – UK Human Rights

‘Sajid Javid’s reported objections to the Government’s pre-election proposals on countering extremist ideas uncover just how controversial the new laws will be. He had objected, it seems, to a mooted expansion of Ofcom’s powers to take pre-emptive action to prevent the broadcast of programmes with ‘extremist content’ before they are transmitted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2015

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Home Office to blacklist extremists to protect public sector – The Guardian

‘The Home Office is drawing up a blacklist of extremist individuals and organisations with whom the government and public sector should not engage, Theresa May has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Chemistry teacher planned to join Islamic State and commit multiple acts of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2015 in news, proscribed organisations, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘Jamshed Javeed is awaiting sentencing after admitting two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2015

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Student David Souaan jailed after trying to join Isil in Syria – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism, young persons by tracey

‘A radical Muslim student who wanted the black flag of the Islamic State to fly over Downing Street has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2015

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Former MI6 counter-terrorism chief warns against rush to overhaul UK laws – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in bills, citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism, visas by tracey

‘Britain should resist a rush to overhaul its fundamental legal principles in the face of an “unproven threat” from homegrown militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, the former global counter-terrorism director of MI6 has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Richard Barrett criticised government plans for new laws to tackle British extremists and warned against Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Britons who travel to Iraq or Syria should be presumed guilty of involvement in terrorism unless they can prove their innocence.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2014

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Domenico Rancadore: DPP admits ‘error’ over Mafia boss extradition – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions has admitted an error was made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during a Mafia boss’s extradition proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Al Quaida list and the use of prerogative powers – UK Human Rights Blog

“There was nothing unlawful in the Foreign Secretary’s decision to allow a UK resident to be added to the UN’s Consolidated List of members of Al-Quaida and its associates.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st November 2013

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Theresa May considers ‘second-tier’ banning orders – The Guardian

“Ministers are ‘actively considering’ a second-tier banning order that would outlaw groups that are not outright terrorist organisations but promote extremism and hatred on the streets, the home secretary, Theresa May, has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Theresa May to ban two extremist groups – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2013 in crime, news, penalties, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“Two extremist groups – UK-based Minbar Ansar Deen and Nigeria-based Boko Haram – are to be proscribed in the UK under terrorism laws, making membership and support for them a criminal offence.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2013

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Theresa May lines up new measures to combat terrorism – The Guardian

“Theresa May, the home secretary, has proposed a raft of measures to combat the radicalisation of Muslims, including new controls on the internet and the banning of groups preaching hate.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2013

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Muslims Against Crusades banned from midnight – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2011 in demonstrations, Islam, news, proscribed organisations by sally

“Home Secretary Theresa May is banning Muslims Against Crusades, a group planning an anti-Armistice Day protest.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2011

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