Money laundering: New law planned to target corrupt officials – BBC News

‘MPs, councillors and civil servants suspected of corruption are to be targeted by a new law proposed by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Two British students given life sentences for ‘drive-by’ plot – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, Islam, murder, news, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two British students have been jailed for life for plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2016

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Biggest reforms to money laundering regime in over a decade – Home Office

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in money laundering, press releases, proceeds of crime, terrorism by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has set out the most significant changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering and terrorist finance regime in over a decade.’

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Home Office, 21st April 2016

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Border security: Guards ‘lack power to stop returning jihadis’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in detention, immigration, news, terrorism, whistleblowers by tracey

‘British border guards are virtually powerless to stop and detain Britons they suspect of returning from jihad or terrorism training, a whistle-blower has disclosed. UK Border Force guards have “zero discretion” to detain and interview travellers trying to re-enter Britain if they hold a UK passport and have not been “flagged” by police or security services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 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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Police given more time to question terror suspects – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in news, police, terrorism, time limits by sally

‘Police have been given more time to question four people arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an investigation launched after the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2016

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National Crime Agency demands quicker access to offshore firm records – The Guardian

‘The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st 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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EU referendum: Rules giving ‘free pass’ to terror suspects – BBC News

‘Being in the EU makes it harder for the UK to stop serious criminals and those with suspected terror links entering the country, a UK minister is to say.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2016

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Four men convicted in relation to plot to murder servicemen – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 24th, 2016 in armed forces, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men have been convicted of planning to commit a terrorism inspired murder or murders on the streets of London following a trial at the Old Bailey which concluded today. Two others have been convicted of firearms offences connected with the same incident.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2016

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The snooper’s charter is flying through parliament. Don’t think it’s irrelevant to you – The Guardian

‘While the Apple v FBI row makes world headlines, people in the UK are disregarding a bill that permits hacking and gagging.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2016

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Investigatory Powers Bill published – Home Office

‘The Government introduced the Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament today (Tuesday 1 March). The Bill sets out the powers available to the police, security and intelligence services to gather and access communications and communications data in the digital age, subject to strict safeguards and world-leading oversight arrangements.’

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Home Office, 1st March 2016

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Security Minister: What is real is reasonable – Home Office

‘John Hayes on the powers we need to keep Britain safe in the digital age.’

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Home Office, 25th February 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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UK counter-terrorism laws ‘harming aid efforts of Islamic charities’ – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in banking, budgets, charities, complaints, inquiries, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘The former international development secretaries have called for an inquiry into the way in which UK counter-terrorism laws are hampering the humanitarian work of Islamic charities, including some of the few British charities capable of operating inside Syria.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Muslim teenager ‘should watch TV to avoid radicalisation’, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2016 in barristers, Islam, media, news, social services, terrorism by sally

‘Barrister representing 17-year-old girl’s family says television would give the teen “a portal on the wider world – football, boys and so on”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Manchester student guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A cousin of sisters dubbed the “teenage terror twins” after they joined so-called Islamic State has been convicted of terrorism offences.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Three men found guilty of helping teenage jihadi travel from UK to Syria – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Three young British men have been found guilty of encouraging and helping a 17-year-old boy to join Islamic State by supplying him with money, equipment, expertise and contacts.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

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Press restrictions may continue after trial in the interests of national security – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 11th, 2016 in closed material, media, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘Terrorism has brought many changes in the ways in which we go about our lives. Many of these are quite minor, irritating but generally sensible. The holding of trials where much of the evidence is kept secret is not minor, and in principle must be considered an outrage rather than an irritant. But there are clearly occasions when this has to happen, and it is a great challenge to those who on the one hand have responsibility for preventing terrorism and those on the other hand responsible for ensuring that justice has been done.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2016

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