Judge overrules Theresa May and allows convicted terror prisoner to be freed – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

‘A man believed by police to pose a threat to the UK is to be released from prison after Theresa May lost a court case to keep him in jail until he can be deported.’

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The Independent, 25th July 2015

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Britain told to review counter-terrorism powers by UN human rights committee – The Guardian

‘Britain should review its key counter-terrorism powers and revise laws on snooping by security services, a UN report has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2015

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Sylvie Beghal, wife of terrorist, loses human rights court battle – BBC News

‘The wife of a convicted terrorist, who was prosecuted after refusing to submit to a police interrogation, has lost her human rights case in the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 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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UK parents to get power to cancel children’s passports over Isis fears – The Guardian

‘Parents worried that their children may be about to travel to Syria or Iraq to join Islamic State (Isis) will be able to apply for their child’s passport to be cancelled, David Cameron has announced in a speech setting out his five-year counter-extremism strategy.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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Terrorism sympathiser jailed for 33 months – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2015 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by tracey

‘A terrorism sympathiser who translated extremist videos and uploaded them to YouTube has been jailed for 33 months. Muhammad Suleman, 25, from Crumpsall, near Manchester, pleaded guilty to distributing or circulating a video entitled Flames of War as well as an electronic version of al-Qaida magazine, Inspire 12.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2015

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Cyber-jihadist Babar Ahmad released – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2015 in extradition, intelligence services, internet, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A British man jailed in the US over a website considered to be a key moment in the birth of the internet jihad has returned home.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2015

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Cardiff teenager jailed over plan to join Isis – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager from Cardiff has been jailed for plotting to travel to Syria to fight with Isis after being radicalised by older men in the Welsh capital.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Who, What, Why: Is it illegal to display an IS flag? – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2015 in news, public order, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism by sally

‘Police have been criticised for not arresting a man who walked through Westminster apparently displaying the black flag associated with the Islamic State group. Is such an act against the law, asks Finlo Rohrer.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2015

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Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Jails and universities obliged to prevent radicalisation as new act becomes law – The Guardian

‘Local authorities, prisons, NHS trusts, schools, universities and further education institutions will this week be placed under a new statutory duty to prevent extremist radicalisation taking place within their walls.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Terror suspect who won electronic tag case constantly breaches court orders – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in electronic monitoring, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A terror suspect who won a human rights battle to remove his electronic tag regularly breaches court restrictions on his movements raising fears he could now revive his extremist activities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2015

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Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws – OUT-LAW.com

‘Existing UK surveillance laws should be scrapped and replaced by a “comprehensive and comprehensible new law…drafted from scratch”, the barrister appointed to review UK terrorism legislation has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2015

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Britain Can Lead the World In Online Privacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2015 in data protection, internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, reports, terrorism by sally

‘British legal history has long inspired the common law world. The Magna Carta, an 800-year-old agreement between a King and his barons, remains an icon of liberty, seen around the world as the foundation stone of the rule of law. In contrast, British law on online surveillance and privacy has been arcane and obscure – a field that is for reluctant experts if it is for anyone at all.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2015

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Woman jailed for ‘Twitter terrorism’ – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2015 in guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A young woman who admitted being a “Twitter terrorist” on a massive scale has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2015

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Case of 2005 bomb plot to be examined by European judges – BBC News

‘Senior judges at the European Court of Human Rights are to examine the case of three men jailed over the 21/7 plot to bomb the London transport network.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2015

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Surge in rape reports is overwhelming the police – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in budgets, news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Met Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says rape will be given the same priority as counter terrorism, but warns that hundreds more officers will be needed if the force is to avoid being overwhelmed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Terror trial collapses after fears of deep embarrassment to security services – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, trials by sally

‘The prosecution of a Swedish national accused of terrorist activities in Syria has collapsed at the Old Bailey after it became clear Britain’s security and intelligence agencies would have been deeply embarrassed had a trial gone ahead, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Eight years for teenager in UK terror grooming case – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2015 in armed forces, autism, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by michael

A teenage terrorist has been sentenced to eight years for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.

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The Guardian, 30th May 2015

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Queen’s Speech: New online data terror powers proposed – BBC News

‘Planned new laws to give police and spies stronger powers to “target the online communications” of terrorist suspects are in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2015

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