Holocaust denial, hyperlinks and YouTube: Chabloz again – Law & Religion UK

‘Alison Chabloz was convicted in 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of three offences contrary to s.127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.

On appeal, in R v Alison Chabloz [2019] Southwark Crown Court 13 February, the issue was whether or not the three songs were “grossly offensive” [2]. She lost.

She then sought to appeal by way of case stated; however, following a hearing in May concerned with how the matter should proceed, the judge refused to state a case and indicated that the proper course was for her to seek permission for judicial review of the written ruling. No such application was ever formally made, although written grounds for judicial review were produced in September 2019. In Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin), Coulson LJ sets out the rather confusing procedural history of the case at [2]-[5].

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2019

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Man who sent death threat to Anna Soubry is jailed – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening letter to the MP Anna Soubry telling her that she would be murdered like Jo Cox has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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Katrice Lee: Woman sentenced for impersonating missing toddler – BBC News

‘A woman who used social media to impersonate a toddler missing for almost 40 years has been handed a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2019

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‘Catfishing’ sex offender is jailed for a year – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2019 in internet, malicious communications, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A convicted sex offender, who posed as a woman on a dating website in order to trick other females into sending him intimate photographs, has been jailed for a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2019

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Teenager who trolled herself with fake social media accounts then blamed it on ex-boyfriend to get revenge is jailed – The Independent

‘A teenage girl who trolled herself on social media and blamed it on her ex-boyfriend in a revenge plot has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2019

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White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to Queen jailed for 12 years – The Guardian

‘A white supremacist who triggered a full-scale security alert after sending fake anthrax to the Queen with a threatening note saying “the clowns r coming 4 you” has been jailed for 12 and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Family of teenager fatally stabbed by his friend launch legal challenge against “unduly lenient” sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The family of a teenager fatally stabbed by his friend have launched a legal challenge against the “unduly lenient” sentence he received.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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Pro-Brexit war veteran jailed for Heidi Allen posts – BBC News

‘A pro-Brexit war veteran who menaced a Remain-supporting MP with “terrifying” online posts has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Brexiteer jailed for threatening to kill MPs – The Independent

‘A Brexiteer has been jailed for threatening to kill MPs because he felt they were trying to “delay or stop the UK’s exit from the European Union”.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2019

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The Warwick ‘rape chat’ case exposes universities’ failings on sexual violence – The Guardian

‘A series of mishandled sexual assault cases have shown how university policies aren’t supporting students.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2019

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Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project – Law Commission

‘The Government has announced that it is asking the Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project.’

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Law Commission, 26th June 2019

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Revenge porn and ‘cyber-flashing’ laws go under review – The Guardian

‘Victims of revenge porn may be given automatic anonymity in court under a government-initiated review of online harassment that could recommend criminalising “cyber-flashing” and “deepfake” images.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

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‘This is not love’: victim of coercive control says she saw red flags from start –

‘Natalie Curtis decided to leave her husband when he marched her to a pawn shop to sell her wedding and engagement ring.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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Woman jailed for staging her own kidnap and harassing ex-boyfriend online – The Independent

‘A woman who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, before lying about being pregnant and even staging a fake kidnapping, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2018

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Detective sues own force claiming they ignored his domestic abuse allegations because he is a man – Daily Telegraph

‘A detective is suing his own police force claiming that it ignored allegations that he was a victim of domestic abuse because he is a man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Stalker who bought fake pregnancy belly facing jail after malicious campaign – Daily Telegraph

‘A “deeply manipulative” stalker boasted online about concocting a “super duper defence” before claiming in court that she had been kidnapped and raped by an MI5 agent.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2018

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Councillor pleads guilty to posting offensive messages on social media – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in internet, local government, malicious communications, news, racism by sally

‘A councillor at Rutland County Council has pleaded guilty to posting malicious content on social media.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st October 2018

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Fake rape claim woman loses appeal against sentence – BBC News

‘A woman jailed for five years after falsely accusing a soldier of rape has lost an appeal against her sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2018

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Diane Abbott: Sentence over racially abusive letter – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in community service, malicious communications, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A pensioner who sent a racially abusive letter to MP Diane Abbott has been given a 12-month community order.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2018

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Fluctuating hate crime figures prompt CPS and police to reexamine cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service is working with six police forces to reexamine their hate crime cases to see if the correct decisions were taken following a significant drop in referrals, the director of public prosecutions has revealed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th March 2018

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