RAF serviceman who said joining military meant ‘killing blacks’ is jailed after colleague reports Facebook post – Daily Telegraph

‘A serviceman who urged people to join the military as “you get to kill” black people “without going to prison” has been jailed after a colleague refused to work with him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2017

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ECHR cases won by UK government show flexibility of human rights system – The Guardian

‘Strasbourg human rights court is ready to admit it gets things wrong when presented with good arguments.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Mikaeel Kular: Warren Butler sentenced for offensive Facebook posts – BBC News

‘A soldier has been called a “disgrace” for posting offensive Facebook messages over the death of a three-year-old boy. Warren Butler, 19, from Carlisle, was handed a 16-week sentence, suspended for 18 months and ordered to complete 250 hours community service.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2014

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Gary McKinnon given more time to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2009 in extradition, improper use of telecommunications, news by sally

“British computer programmer Gary McKinnon has been granted another seven days to challenge Alan Johnson’s decision to extradite him to America to answer computer hacking charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2009

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Parliamentary inquiry misled on phone hacks – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, inquiries, media, news by sally

“A parliamentary inquiry into phone hacking by tabloid journalists may have been seriously misled, it emerged yesterday when lawyers acting for a Scotland Yard detective denied that he had ever claimed that messages to 6,000 people had been intercepted.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2009

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Hoax 999 call ‘riot hero’ jailed – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A man hailed as a hero for saving a policeman from rioting hooligans has been jailed for making a hoax 999 call which sparked a £1m rescue operation.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2009

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Max Clifford plans court action over News of the World’s hacking – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, media, news by sally

“The celebrity publicist MAx Clifford is starting a legal action against the News of the World to uncover any role its journalists may have played in intercepting messages left on his mobile phone.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2009

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Police may have had a duty to notify phone-hacking victims, says privacy expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 10th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, media, news, privacy by sally

“The Metropolitan Police knew that numerous mobile phones had been illegally hacked by private investigators but failed to alert the phones’ owners, according to The Guardian newspaper. If so, the victims should have been told, a privacy expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th July 2009

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Three inquiries launched into News of the World hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, inquiries, media, news by sally

“News International was facing three fresh inquiries into the conduct of its journalists and executives following the Guardian’s disclosures that Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire paid £1m to keep secret the use of criminal methods to get stories.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2009

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PCC statement on phone message tapping claims – Press Complaints Commission

Posted July 9th, 2009 in improper use of telecommunications, media, press releases by sally

“PCC statement on phone message tapping claims.”

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Press Complaints Commission, 9th July 2009

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Murdoch papers paid £1m to gag phone-hacking victims – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2009 in compensation, improper use of telecommunications, media, news by sally

“Rupert Murdoch’s News Group News­papers has paid out more than £1m to settle legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of his journalists’ repeated involvement in the use of criminal methods to get stories.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2009

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‘Bored’ teenager escapes jail over deadly hoax 999 call – Daily Telegraph

“Ian Paterson, 17, called the fire brigade on June 29 because he was ‘bored’, and reported a fake warehouse fire ‘for a laugh’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2008

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