Businessman jailed for a year over ‘vile’ threats to MPs who criticised Brexit – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in brexit, imprisonment, malicious communications, news, parliament by tracey

‘A businessman who sent death threats to MPs in a series of emails warning them not to block Brexit has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2021

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Social media and the law: Could your next tweet get you in trouble? – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2021 in defamation, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

‘Some people use Twitter to live tweet Love Island. Others use it to complain that their Deliveroo order arrived cold.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2021

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A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.”

‘A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.” ‘

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The Independent, 13th May 2021

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Police won’t be prosecuted over WhatsApp remarks about black actor – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute three police officers for allegedly racist remarks about a black British actor.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2021

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Man who sent antisemitic tweets on holiday avoids UK prosecution – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2021 in bills, foreign jurisdictions, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, racism by sally

‘A trainee teacher has avoided a criminal record for sending antisemitic tweets to a Jewish journalist because he was on holiday abroad at the time, with the judge declaring that “the law prohibits me from punishing you”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2021

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Woman jailed after sending pig’s head to ex-boyfriend – The Independent

‘A woman who sent her ex-boyfriend a pig’s head during a prolonged stalking campaign has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2021

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Man sentenced for sending malicious email after Bristol statue toppled – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 72-year-old man from Merseyside has been sentenced for sending abusive messages to the Mayor of Bristol after protestors removed the statue of Edward Colston in the city in June last year.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th January 2021

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Corbyn supporter spared jail after telling Margaret Hodge to die in string of antisemitic abuse – The Independent

‘A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn who targeted Labour MPs with “vulgar, obscene and threatening” abuse has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Greater protections for victims of online abuse proposed by Law Commission – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has today published proposals to better protect victims from harmful online behaviour including abusive messages or emails, cyberflashing, and pile-on harassment. Reforms to tackle the malicious sharing of information known to be false have also been proposed.’

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Law Commission, 11th September 2020

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Scientist jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May – BBC News

‘A scientist has been jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May in a letter criticising her policy on Russia.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2020

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Solicitor fined after conviction for abusive Facebook messages – Legal Futures

‘A junior solicitor diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome who was convicted after sending a woman he briefly dated a series of abusive Facebook messages has been fined £10,000 by a disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 24th June 2020

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MP Liz Saville-Roberts: Man jailed for sending threatening email – BBC News

‘A 66-year-old man who sent a threatening email to Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2020

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YouTuber jailed for Birmingham hospital bomb threat – BBC News

‘A YouTuber who filmed himself phoning a “truly despicable” bomb threat to a hospital dealing with Covid-19 patients has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2020

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Woman who posed as man on gay dating app jailed for stalking – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in harassment, internet, malicious communications, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for posing as a man on a gay dating app and sharing sexual photos and videos of a man she met online during a “disturbing campaign of harassment”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2020

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UN warns of rise of ‘cybertorture’ to bypass physical ban – The Guardian

‘Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2020

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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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