Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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Anti-fracking campaigners in Salford can stay, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in appeals, demonstrations, energy, human rights, news, public order, repossession by tracey

‘Demonstrators facing eviction from an anti-fracking camp have won 11th-hour permission to stay put while they go to the court of appeal. On Monday a judge at Manchester’s high court made an order for possession against the collective occupying land at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. The order was to take effect from midday today. But eviction was stayed just before the noon deadline by the appeal court to give the protesters an opportunity to apply for permission to appeal.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

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‘War crimes’ defence against Israel company protest convictions fails in Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2014 in defences, demonstrations, news, public order, trespass by tracey

‘Richardson v Director of Public Prosecutions [2014] UKSC 8. The tactics of protesters engaging in demonstrations, or acts of civil disobedience, frequently raise interesting questions of law. A demonstration by two activists opposed to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, who entered a shop in Covent Garden which sold produce from the Dead Sea, produced on an Israeli settlement, recently resulted in the Supreme Court addressing two such questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th February 2014

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Comic behind West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ gesture banned from UK – Daily Telegraph

‘The comedian who is said to have invented the quenelle gesture, which is seen by many as anti-semitic, has been banned from entering the country as Nicolas Anelka could be given a five match ban.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2014

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Regina (Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2014 in appeals, detention, human rights, judicial review, law reports, police, public order by sally

Regina (Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWCA Civ 3; [2014] WLR (D) 30

‘Arrests made because the police had reasonable grounds for believing a breach of the peace was imminent and effected for the purpose of bringing those arrested before the magistrates’ court, if that were to become necessary, so as to prolong detention on a lawful basis, complied with article 5(1)(c) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 22nd January 2014

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Campaigner’s lawyers challenge secrecy over police spy accused of lying in court – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are due on Monday to defend their decision to keep secret the cause of a miscarriage of justice involving an undercover police officer who allegedly used his fictitious identity in a criminal trial to conceal his covert work.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2014

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Women sentenced for stripping at Manchester airport – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2013 in airports, alcohol abuse, conditional discharge, costs, fines, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“Two women have been sentenced for taking off their clothes in front of shocked passengers at Manchester airport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2013

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Freedom of expression – nakedness in a public place – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2013 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

“Mr Gough wishes to walk up and down the UK naked. Others do not approve of this, so his progress has been somewhat stop-start. This appeal concerns a brief and inglorious autumnal outing in Halifax. He was released from the local nick at 11.30 am on 25 October 2012, wearing only walking boots, socks, a hat, a rucksack and a compass on a lanyard around his neck. ‘He was otherwise naked and his genitalia were on plain view.’ He then walked through Halifax town centre for about 15 minutes.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2013

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Naked rambler loses high court appeal against public order conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2013 in appeals, freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

“A man known as the ‘naked rambler’ has lost a high court challenge against a conviction for violating public order when he walked through a town centre wearing only walking boots, socks and a hat.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2013

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Investigations opened into vigilante murder of man mistaken for paedophile – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2013 in inquiries, local government, murder, news, photography, police, public order by sally

“Two independent investigations are under way into the murder of an innocent man who was beaten and burned to death after vigilante neighbours mistook him for a paedophile.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2013

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A modern British murder: Vigilante neighbours face jail after convictions over murder of disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi wrongly accused of paedophilia – The Independent

“The two men will be sentenced next month after admitting their roles in the death of the 44-year-old Iranian national, who was described by his family as a ‘caring, loving and unselfish man’. Three police officers have also been suspended as an inquiry continues into how the Avon and Somerset force dealt with Mr Ebrahimi’s requests for help after the abuse began. Six civilian call handlers are set to be questioned by the police complaints watchdog as it investigates whether his cries for help were taken seriously. Bristol City Council, which housed Mr Ebrahimi, has launched its own inquiry into what went wrong.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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EDL loses Tower Hamlets march route High Court case – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, judicial review, news, public order by tracey

“Leaders of the far-right group the English Defence League have lost a
High Court fight for the right to demonstrate in an area of east London.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2013

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The foreign rioter we cannot deport because of his ‘right to family life’ – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers for Derrick Kinsasi successfully argued that sending him back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would breach his ‘right to family life’ under Labour’s Human Rights Act, even though he is unmarried and has no children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2013

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Met police officer who used racial slur against suspect is sacked – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2013 in news, police, professional conduct, public order, racism by sally

“A police constable who was secretly recorded using a racial slur against a young black man under arrest in front of several colleagues has been sacked.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2013

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Rhyl mosque fire attack: ‘Racist’ John Parkin jailed – BBC News

“A former serviceman has been jailed for trying to set fire to a Denbighshire mosque after hearing about the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in London.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2013

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‘Naked rambler’ Stephen Gough jailed for breaching Asbo – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2013 in ASBOs, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“The ‘naked rambler’ has been jailed for 11 months after being found guilty of breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from being naked in public just minutes after it was imposed.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2013

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Met Police pay libel damages to riots ‘Good Samaritan’ – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in complaints, damages, defamation, news, police, public order by tracey

“The Metropolitan Police is to pay substantial damages to a man who was wrongly
pictured in ‘wanted’ posters following the London riots in 2011.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2013

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Crime and Courts Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Full text of Act

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Who, what, why: Can police stop protests at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral? – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, human rights, news, police, public order by sally

“There has been widespread speculation that protests will take place during the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But what laws will be in force?”

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BBC News, 16th April 2013

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Thatcher funeral: Police plan to arrest protesters under ‘draconian’ Public Order Act – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“Campaigners reacted angrily last night after Scotland Yard suggested protesters should consider avoiding Baroness Thatcher’s cortège – because they face arrest under a controversial public order law.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2013

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