MI5 accused of bribe offer in Rangzieb Ahmed torture case – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2009 in bribery, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The security service MI5 is being accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by offering a man inducements to drop his allegation that its officers colluded in his torture.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009

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Fire-bomb attack trio are jailed – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2009 in arson, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for fire-bombing a house and a temple after being angered by the marriage of a Sikh woman to a Hindu man.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

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City wrongdoers face bigger fines – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2009 in financial regulation, fines, insider dealing, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) wants to impose much bigger fines on firms or individuals who cheat their customers or engage in insider dealing.”

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BBC News 6th July 2009

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Jonathan Ross’s Hannah Montana joke ‘not homophobic’ rules Ofcom – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2009 in complaints, media, news by sally

“Jonathan Ross did not breach broadcasting rules by suggesting that parents should put their sons up for adoption if they asked for a Hannah Montana MP3 player, Ofcom ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

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MoD drops opposition to Basra deaths inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2009 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The defence secretary, Bob Ainsworth, has conceded the need for a fresh independent inquiry into the deaths of Iraqis in Basra in 2004 after allegations they were tortured and killed by British troops, the high court was told today.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

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Mercedes executive killer jailed – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2009 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A martial arts expert who strangled his partner over her plans to leave him for another man has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

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Top judge: ‘use of drones intolerable’ – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2009 in news, weapons by sally

“The use of unmanned drones as weapons of war in conflicts around the world has been called into question by one of Britain’s most senior judges. Lord Bingham, until last year the senior law lord, said that some weapons were so ‘cruel as to be beyond the pale of human tolerance’.

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The Independent, 6th July 2009

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Solicitors take advantage of LDP rules while the bar still lags behind – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 6th, 2009 in barristers, law firms, legal disciplinary practices, news by sally

“Three months after Legal Services Act 2007 reforms took effect, solicitors have gained the ‘upper hand’ over the bar, with 61 firms becoming legal disciplinary practices (LDPs).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd July 2009

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Sentencing policy attacked by MPs for being incoherent and inconsistent – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 6th, 2009 in news, sentencing by sally

“MPs have branded current sentencing policy incoherent and inconsistent, and warned that it risks being driven by a misguided view of what the public want.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd July 2009

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Mother fights to save frozen embryos – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2009 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“A mother faces losing 11 frozen embryos under a new law which rules they must be destroyed after five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2009

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Man’s ‘double jeopardy’ trial ends with guilty verdict – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2009 in double jeopardy, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A violent footballer who beat his ex-girlfriend to death yesterday became the first person acquitted of a crime to be jailed for it under new ‘double jeopardy’ laws. The former Maidstone United player Mario Celaire, 31, must serve a minimum of eight years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Cassandra McDermott.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2009

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Begging Jack Straw’s lack of pardons – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2009 in news, pardons by sally

“Two decisions by Jack Straw last week, two men kept in prison. Ronnie Biggs and Michael Shields were not linked, nor did the cases raise similar issues, but the timing made it only too easy to portray Straw as hard-hearted and cynical, his decisions based on political grounds and/or the desire to court the public.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

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Serious Fraud Office called in by Business Secretary to investigate MG Rover collapse – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2009 in company directors, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

“Lord Mandelson will tell Parliament today that he has asked the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to investigate the collapse of MG Rover, the Midlands carmaker, four years ago.”

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The Times, 6th July 2009

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Planning laws leave war memorials at risk, says London Assembly – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2009 in monuments, news, planning by sally

“Hundreds of war memorials are at risk of being lost or damaged because planning laws fail to cover their preservation, according to a report published today.”

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The Times, 6th July 2009

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Disability hate crimes ‘unseen’ – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2009 in disabled persons, hate crime, news, sentencing, victims, Wales by sally

“Hate crimes against people with disabilities in Wales are unreported or unrecognised for what they are, campaigners and charities say.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

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War crime suspects may see UK immunity loophole closed – The Observer

Posted July 6th, 2009 in genocide, immunity, news, war crimes by sally

“There has been a huge increase in action against suspected war criminals by the UK authorities, the Guardian has learned, as anti-genocide campaigners await an announcement on Tuesday on whether the government will act to end immunity for genocide suspects.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2009

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Disciplinary query over G20 assault case officer – The Observer

Posted July 6th, 2009 in demonstrations, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police officer being investigated for an assault on Ian Tomlinson before he died had a chequered history which should have barred him from the force, it has emerged.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2007

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Equality watchdog faces discrimination lawsuit from pregnant employee – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2009 in equality, news, sex discrimination by sally

“The government’s equality watchdog, set up to combat all forms of prejudice at work, faces a sex discrimination lawsuit this week from a female member of its own staff.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2009

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Ruling brands Judaism racist – Chief Rabbi – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2009 in Judaism, news, school admissions by sally

“The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, issued a rallying cry for Jews today to defend their schools from English law after the court of appeal decided that admission on the basis of a parent’s Jewish status was discriminatory. Writing in this week’s Jewish Chronicle, he condemned the ruling, saying it branded Judaism ‘racist’.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2009

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Black family wrongly accused outside West End theatre wins police damages – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2009 in compensation, complaints, news, police by sally

“A black family wrongly prosecuted for assault after the father was falsely accused of drug dealing by police outside a London theatre has won “substantial” damages and an apology from Scotland Yard, four years after the case collapsed.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2009

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