Islamists get longer jail terms than far-right extremists – The Guardian

‘Islamist offenders convicted of online extremist crimes received prison sentences three times longer than those of their far-right counterparts, according to new analysis.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2020

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UK Government rescues British orphans of Isil fighters from Syria in first repatriation mission – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in children, news, proscribed organisations, prosecutions, terrorism by tracey

‘British orphaned children of Islamic State fighters have been rescued from Syria, in the first evacuation by the UK Government of nationals stranded in the war-torn country following the fall of the “caliphate”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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British man Aidan James who fought against IS jailed – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A British man who fought with a Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group has been jailed for a terrorism offence and drug charges.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2019

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Man jailed for fighting with al-Qaeda in Syria after being filmed in Vice documentary – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for fighting with jihadis in Syria after being filmed in a documentary.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2019

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Shamima Begum: Isis bride will not be allowed to return to UK from Syria, says home secretary – Independent

Posted September 30th, 2019 in citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘Former Isis bride Shamima Begum has reportedly been told once again by the home secretary that she will never be allowed back to the UK.’

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Independent, 29th September 2019

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Terror legislation watchdog rejects call to change treason laws – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Proposals to renew treason laws in a bid to tackle Britons who fight on behalf of extremist groups or enemy states should be rejected, the terror legislation watchdog has said in his inaugural speech in the role.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2019

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Stripping Jack Letts Of Citizenship Could Violate Human Rights Laws, Say Campaigners – Rights Info

Posted August 20th, 2019 in citizenship, human rights, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘Human rights groups Liberty and Amnesty International have criticised a “draconian” decision by the UK government to strip IS defector Jack Letts of his British citizenship, with one saying it could potentially be in breach of international human rights laws.’

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Rights Info, 19th August 2019

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Home Office names independent reviewer of Prevent programme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘The Government has appointed Lord Carlile as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme that is intended to safeguard vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th August 2019

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Father of Islamic State fighter fails in judicial review claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the application of Abdullah Muhammad Rafiqul Islam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2169 (Admin). In a case that was described as “the first such case to have come on for hearing before this court” and one that shares many similarities with the tabloid-grabbing story of Shamima Begum (discussed on the Blog here), Mr Justice Pepperall refused permission to bring judicial review proceedings on behalf of an Islamic State combatant whose citizenship had been revoked by the Home Secretary.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th August 2019

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Jihadi Jack’s parents brand Sajid Javid a ‘coward’ over revoked citizenship – BBC News

‘The parents of a UK-Canadian man who joined the Islamic State group have said former Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a “coward” for revoking his British citizenship.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2019

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Neo-Nazi Daniel Ward who called for race war jailed – BBC News

A “fanatical” neo-Nazi who called for a race war has been jailed for three years for belonging to the banned far-right group National Action.

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BBC News, 19th July 2019

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Anti-Islamic extremist permanently excluded from entering UK – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2019 in hate crime, immigration, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘A prominent anti-Islamic extremist whose organisation is being investigated in Austria over links to the Christchurch shooting suspect has apparently been permanently excluded from entering the UK.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2019

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Compensation for anti-EDL activists detained by police reaches £729,000 – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland Yard has paid out £729,000 in compensation to activists who claimed they were unlawfully detained while marching against the English Defence League (EDL).’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2019

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Sajid Javid accused of ‘human fly-tipping’ in Shamima Begum case – The Guardian

‘A lawyer for Shamima Begum’s family has accused Sajid Javid of cancelling the citizenship of the teenager who joined Islamic State to further his ambitions of becoming prime minister, describing the case as “human fly-tipping”.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2019

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Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity – The Guardian

‘A British barrister who has given evidence to parliament is facing possible extradition to Turkey on terrorism charges over his Twitter activity.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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UK pair who planned Syria journey on TripAdvisor jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in internet, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have each been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State.

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Isis supporter who called for terror attack on Prince George’s school has jail term cut – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2019 in appeals, guilty pleas, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘An Isis supporter who created a “toolkit for terrorists” and called for attacks on targets including Prince George, the football World Cup and Jewish communities has had his prison sentence cut on appeal.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2019

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Aidan James: No verdict over man who ‘went to fight IS’ – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2019 in juries, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘The jury has been discharged in the trial of a British man who allegedly travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State group.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2019

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Shamima Begum: IS bride ‘given legal aid’ for citizenship fight – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2019 in citizenship, legal aid, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘Legal aid has been granted for Shamima Begum – who joined the Islamic State group aged 15 – to fight the decision to revoke her UK citizenship.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2019

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New law where clicking on terrorist propaganda once could mean 15 years in prison comes into force – Independent

Posted April 15th, 2019 in internet, news, proscribed organisations, search & seizure, terrorism by michael

‘A raft of new measures mean people can be jailed for viewing terrorist propaganda online, entering “designated areas” abroad and making “reckless expressions” of support for proscribed groups.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2019

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