Two guilty of Luton IS terror support plot – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news, retrials, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two men have been convicted of organising terrorist speeches and encouraging support for so-called Islamic State (IS).’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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Judges set to rule on Taliban bomb maker suing UK government – Daily Telegraph

‘The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the Government over their detention in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2017

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Legal basis for striking terror targets set out – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 12th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, press releases, self-defence, speeches, terrorism by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright will set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Counter-terrorism money being spent on redacting evidence to inquiry on undercover policing – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2017 in evidence, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Counter-terrorism money is being used to redact police evidence to an inquiry into undercover policing tactics, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Attorney general calls for new legal basis for pre-emptive military strikes – The Guardian

‘Pre-emptive military strikes against terrorist targets overseas are required for national self-defence and the legal basis on which they are carried out should be made more explicit to deal with increasing threat levels, the UK’s attorney general is due to say on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Former soldier sentenced under Terrorism Act after attempting to travel to Syria to fight Isis – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2017 in armed forces, community service, news, sentencing, terrorism, war by tracey

‘A former soldier has been sentenced under the Terrorism Act after he attempted to travel to Syria to fight Isis.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2017

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Terror suspect ‘linked to Osama Bin Laden’ wins battle with Home Office to stay in UK – The Independent

Posted January 4th, 2017 in deportation, disabled persons, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A disabled terror suspect previously linked to Osama Bin Laden has won a 21-year legal battle to remain in the UK.
The wheelchair-bound Algerian man, known only as “G”, has been fighting Home Office deportation efforts for over two decades despite being accused of helping enlist young Muslims to extremist training camps abroad.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2017

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British couple suspected of trying to join Isis allowed to keep children – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2016 in care orders, children, families, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A British couple have won a legal fight to be reunited with their children after being arrested on suspicion of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2016

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Syria couple win legal fight for care of children – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in children, custody, family courts, judgments, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A Muslim couple arrested over fears that they were heading to Syria for “extremist activities” have won a court fight for the care of their children.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2016

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Hate preacher laws may need re-examining, says independent reviewer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in freedom of expression, hate crime, news, terrorism by sally

‘Extra legal powers may be needed to prosecute hate preachers who encourage violent radicalisation in private conversations, according to the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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Pre-inquest hearing today begins new inquests into Birmingham pub bombings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in explosives, inquests, miscarriage of justice, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A pre-inquest hearing today will begin a fresh examination of the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2016

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Jo Cox: Man jailed for ‘terrorist’ murder of MP – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in murder, news, parliament, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Thomas Mair has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Counter-terrorism overseas: Adebolajo report makes uncomfortable reading for MI6 – Marina Wheeler QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 14th, 2016 in intelligence services, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Oversight of the Intelligence Services is a matter of enormous public importance, as counter-terrorism powers are enhanced to combat a pernicious and persistent threat. A recent Report by the Intelligence Services Commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, assisted by Oliver Sanders of these Chambers, dispels some misconceptions about contact between the intelligence services and Michael Adebolajo, one of 2 men convicted of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby[1]. It also shines a light on how HMG applies its policy on the treatment of detainees held overseas – in Adebolajo’s case, by a Kenyan partner counter-terrorism unit in 2010. Not all of the Report’s findings make comfortable reading for the Intelligence Services.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th November 2016

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Families of Birmingham pub bomb victims granted legal aid – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2016 in families, inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

‘Some of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims’ families have had a legal aid request granted, days before inquest proceedings are due to begin.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in complaints, Islam, media, news, religious discrimination, terrorism, women by sally

‘The press watchdog is facing questions over its independence after Trevor Kavanagh, one of its board members, used his regular Sun column to criticise the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji just days after her complaint against the tabloid was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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New legislation to attack criminal finances – Home Office

Posted October 17th, 2016 in corruption, money laundering, press releases, proceeds of crime, terrorism by tracey

‘New legislation to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime and counter terrorist financing was published today.’

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Home Office, 13th October 2016

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Man who rejected MI5 convicted of terror charge after semi-secret trial – The Guardian

‘A Somali-born man who spurned MI5 efforts to recruit him as an informant has been found guilty – following a partially secret trial – of preparing to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2016

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False terror kidnap claim trio to serve an extra 6 years in jail – Attorney General’s Office

‘A West Midlands policeman and his two accomplices who claimed terrorists were going to kidnap a fellow officer were today sentenced to a cumulative 6 extra years in jail.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 29th September 2016

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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary applies for permission to appeal against his terrorism conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘Anjem Choudary, Britain’s most controversial hate preacher, has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for terrorism offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2016

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MI6 rebuked over handling of Lee Rigby killer’s Kenya mistreatment claims – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2016 in intelligence services, murder, news, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘The security services were guilty of “serious failings” in their response to allegations by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebolajo, that he was mistreated by Kenyan counter-terrorism units, a watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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