Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Solicitor James Watson attacks police ‘vendetta’ – The Independent

“A defence solicitor who secured more than £500,000 in damages from a police force after he was wrongly arrested says officers mounted a ‘vendetta’ against him.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2013

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Dale Farm protester awarded damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in assault, damages, demonstrations, detention, false imprisonment, human rights, news by sally

“A protester arrested at the Dale Farm traveller eviction will receive undisclosed damages after she complained she was left in a police van for too long.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2013

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H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 69; [2013] WLR (D) 66

“The statutory defence in section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 did not impose impossible demands on those who did acts in connection with the care or treatment of others who lacked capacity. It required no more than what was reasonable, practical and appropriate. What that entailed depended on all the circumstances.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2013

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Met police loses bid to overturn award to autistic teenager – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has rejected an attempt by the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to overturn an award of £28,250 in damages to a severely autistic teenager who was put in handcuffs and leg restraints and held in a police van after jumping into a swimming pool.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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Autism damages case: Met Police loses damages appeal – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2013 in appeals, autism, damages, false imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

“The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to overturn a damages award made to a teenager with autism restrained by police after jumping fully-clothed into a swimming pool.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2013

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Blind man Tasered by police seeks compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2013 in assault, declarations of incompatibility, false imprisonment, news, police, weapons by tracey

“A blind stroke victim has made a claim for compensation after he was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun by a police officer who mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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Wrongly convicted father granted care of children again – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2012 in children, custody, false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, news by tracey

“A father wrongly convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and cruelty against his baby daughter has been told he can care for his children again.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2012

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Mother-of-eight Shamim Akhtar jailed for drugging daughter – The Independent

“A grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and drugging her own daughter after she refused to marry the man her family wanted her to.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2012

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Tottenham Court Road siege: Man jailed for office bomb hoax – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2012 in bomb hoaxing, false imprisonment, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

“A bomb hoaxer who caused the closure of London’s Tottenham Court Road after throwing equipment from the fifth floor of an office block has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 24th july 2012

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Torture victims held in UK immigration detention centres launch legal action – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in detention, false imprisonment, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

“Torture victims who have been held in British immigration detention centres are to launch a high court legal challenge for false imprisonment against the UK Border Agency.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2012

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Irrational, inhuman and degrading: detention of a mentally ill asylum-seeker was unlawful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in asylum, detention, false imprisonment, human rights, illegality, mental health, news by sally

“The detention of a mentally ill person in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment and false imprisonment, and was irrational, the High Court has ruled.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2012

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Ex-paratrooper Anthony Malone jailed over torture – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2012 in armed forces, false imprisonment, kidnapping, news, sentencing, torture by sally

“A former paratrooper has been jailed for eight years for taking part in the kidnap and torture of two brothers after a property deal collapsed.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Court gives £17,000 to detained illegal immigrant – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2011 in damages, deportation, false imprisonment, news by tracey

“An illegal immigrant has been awarded £17,360 at the High Court for being wrongly imprisoned.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2011

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Deportee to sue immigration authorities for unlawful detention – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2011 in deportation, false imprisonment, immigration, news by sally

“A man detained by the immigration authorities for four years and seven months while they tried to deport him to Morocco is claiming damages for unlawful detention after the high court ruled his incarceration was “self-evidently unreasonable”.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2011

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Torture couple Anna Wibrew and Simon Weller jailed – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2011 in false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, torture by sally

“A couple have been jailed for their part in the torture of a man who stabbed himself in the chest to try to kill himself after being kept prisoner.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2011

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Banned preacher can seek damages over illegal arrest – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2011 in damages, false imprisonment, immigration, news by sally

“A banned Islamic preacher who entered Britain illegally following a Home Office blunder is entitled to seek damages after being detained unlawfully, a judge has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2011

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Theresa May defends decision to exclude Palestinian activist from UK – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2011 in detention, false imprisonment, immigration, news by tracey

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has defended her decision to exclude the Palestinian political activist Sheikh Raed Salah from Britain, insisting that she will take pre-emptive action against those who encourage extremism. A high court judge is to decide whether Salah’s arrest and detention was illegal and if he should be entitled to damages for false imprisonment.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

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Women jailed over abuse of girl, 16, in south London – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2011 in false imprisonment, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

“Three women have been jailed for subjecting a girl to hours of ‘abuse and humiliation’ in south London.”

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BBC News, 5th September 2011

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HSBC manager held overdrawn customer against her will – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2011 in banking, debts, false imprisonment, harassment, news by sally

“HSBC bank has written off a customer’s overdraft after a judge decided it had unlawfully imprisoned her and harassed her with hundreds of phone calls.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2011

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