War crimes inquiry into Tamil rebel living in UK – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, war crimes by sally

“A Sri Lankan guerrilla leader living in London is being investigated for possible war crimes charges, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Police chief in legal battle to take pension on top of pay – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, pensions, police by sally

“One of the front-runners for the top job in British policing threatened High Court action in pursuit of a pension payment in addition to his six-figure chief constable’s salary, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Family angry as sister who tried to kill dying father is spared jail – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in euthanasia, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who tried to smother her terminally ill father in a ‘mercy killing’ was spared jail yesterday, to the anger of her sisters, who wanted her imprisoned.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Guantanamo duo face extradition to Spain after release – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“Two of the three British residents who returned from Guantanamo Bay yesterday have been arrested in London over Spanish extradition warrants on terrorism-related charges today, while the third was released without charge.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007
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Shaken babies: are the experts wrong? – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in child abuse, expert witnesses, homicide, news by sally

“Expert witnesses are on trial — again. This time their role has been put under the spotlight by two jurors who broke cover to speak out and question the conviction of a childminder for killing an 11-month-old baby in her care.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

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Man not guilty of Omagh murders – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A Northern Ireland man has been cleared of the murders of 29 people who died in the Omagh bomb attack in 1998.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Lawyer condemns ‘lies’ over Guantanamo detainees’ release – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news by sally

“The lawyer for three British residents arrested hours after returning to the UK from the US Guantanamo Bay detention centre today condemned the Government for ‘lying’ about their release.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

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UK ‘should outlaw paying for sex’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, prostitution by sally

“Commons Leader Harriet Harman has told the BBC she wants the law to be changed to make it illegal to pay for sex.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Home for Christmas — Briton free after 20 years on death row – The Times

Posted December 20th, 2007 in death penalty, news by sally

“A Briton who has spent 20 years on death row in an American prison will be freed today, his lawyer said yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

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Child-killer case to be examined after key witness adds to doubts – The Times

Posted December 20th, 2007 in child abuse, homicide, juries, news by sally

“The Attorney-General is to look into the case in which two jurors have questioned the conviction of a childminder for killing a baby in her care.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

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Guantánamo three held on return to UK – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Three men released from Guantánamo Bay after five years yesterday were being held by British police last night, even though, according to counter-terrorism sources, they are unlikely to face criminal charges in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Straw to change self-defence laws – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, self-defence by sally

“The self-defence laws are to be tightened to give people more confidence if they tackle criminals, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Peeping PC given suspended term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A police officer who admitted spying on a female colleague after he made a peephole into an Essex police station’s gym has received a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Sex attacker given four-year term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suicide by sally

“A man has been jailed for four years for a sex attack on a single mother who killed herself after seeing footage of the attack on a mobile phone.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Judge rebukes Home Office over Iraqi boy seeking asylum – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, children, deportation, news by sally

“A 15-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker deported to Austria is to be returned to the UK after a high court judge condemned the Home Office’s ‘total lack of humanitarianism’ in the case. He arrived unaccompanied in Britain a year ago, and was said by his carer to have been terrified when Border and Immigration Agency officials arrived without warning at his home in south-west London at 4am to arrest him last month.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Ministers ban child restraint techniques – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in children, news, restraint by sally

“Two restraint techniques used on children in custody have been suspended by ministers after medical concern. The so-called nose distraction, involving a painful upward chop against the septum, and the ‘double basket’, whereby the arms are crossed and held behind the back, are banned while their safety is checked.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Divorcee gets day in court to claim share of £45m fortune – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in divorce, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“She has married four different millionaires and was described by her last husband as a ‘career divorcee’. Yesterday Susan Crossley appealed for more time to put her case for the right to a share of her last husband’s £45m declared fortune.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Asylum-seekers from Congo face deportation – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“Thousands of failed asylum-seekers face forced removal to the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo, where they say they face rape, torture and even death, after a landmark immigration ruling.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007
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Drivers face jail for using mobile phones – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in dangerous driving, news by sally

People who use mobile phones while driving could face up to two years in prison, under new guidelines being published today by prosecutors.

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

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OFT charges British trio with cartel offences – The Times

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, price fixing by sally

“Three British businessmen were charged with cartel offences by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) last night after they were allowed by US authorities to return to the UK.”

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The Times, 19th December 2007

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