Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship – The Guardian

‘Shamima Begum, who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, has lost an appeal against the decision to remove her British citizenship.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2024

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Consultation on Martyn’s law published but questions remain – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government’s consultation on proposed changes to the requirements for standard tier premises under draft anti-terrorism legislation confirms a commitment to proportionality. However, questions remain, including on what businesses must do to protect against acts of terrorism, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th February 2024

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Pro-Palestinian protests: Paraglider badge wearers guilty of terror offences – BBC News

‘Three women have been found guilty of terrorism offences after they displayed images of paragliders, “celebrating” the Hamas tactics.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2024

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Man who commented online “Britain needs 650 Thomas Mairs” sentenced for posting extremist content – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A far-right extremist who posted offensive content on social media and glorified the murderer of Jo Cox MP has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2024

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Police failed to record race of nearly two-thirds of people referred to Prevent – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2024 in Islam, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Police in England and Wales have failed to record the racial identity of nearly two-thirds of people referred to the Prevent counter-extremism programme, despite questions over whether it discriminates against minority ethnic groups.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2024

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Law reform charity brings tribunal challenge over police forces withholding Prevent data – Local Government Lawyer

‘The First Tier Tribunal has heard a Freedom of Information (FOI) appeal over the refusal from police forces to release anonymised data relating to the controversial anti-terrorism programme Prevent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2024

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Daughter of murdered MP David Amess taking legal action against police and Home Office – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2024 in government departments, murder, news, personal injuries, police, terrorism by sally

‘The daughter of murdered MP Sir David Amess is suing the police and government for failing to stop his death.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2024

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Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir to be banned from organising in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2024 in demonstrations, Islam, Judaism, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘Hizb ut-Tahrir will be banned from organising in the UK after claims that the group is antisemitic, the home secretary has said. The Islamist group, which is already banned in countries including Germany and Indonesia, will no longer be allowed to recruit or hold protests and meetings across the UK.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2024

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HMP Wandsworth: Prison told to make changes after alleged escape – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2024 in fugitive offenders, London, news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Prison staff and justice officials have been told to make urgent changes after a terror suspect allegedly escaped from a south-west London jail. Daniel Khalife is accused of escaping HMP Wandsworth in September, which he denies. Justice Secretary Alex Chalk had ordered an investigation into the alleged incident, which he told MPs had now concluded.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2024

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Edward Little: Sentence increased for Hyde Park gun attack plotter – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2024 in conspiracy, firearms, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A man who planned a gun attack at central London’s Hyde Park has had his jail sentence increased.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2024

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The mirror crack’d from side to side: Dalton’s application for judicial review [2023] UKSC 36 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Lord Tennyson’s Arthurian ballad ‘The Lady of Shalott’, the eponymous heroine is stranded in her island castle. Continually weaving a web in her loom of the reflections of the outside world she sees in her mirror, she knows she will be cursed if she stops and looks out to nearby Camelot. But one day, Sir Lancelot rides by her castle and she abandons her loom and looks outside. Her mirror cracks “from side to side” and she is cursed. She leaves her castle and floats down to Camelot in a boat, dying before she reaches it.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th January 2024

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Urgent need for terrorism AI laws, warns think tank – BBC News

Posted January 4th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘The UK should “urgently consider” new laws to stop AI recruiting terrorists, a counter-extremism think tank says.’

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BBC News, 3rd January 2024

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Troubles legacy act: Ireland takes human rights case against UK – BBC News

‘The Irish government is to begin a legal challenge against the UK government over its decision to offer immunity for Troubles-era crimes.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2023

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Ex-soldier William Howitt jailed over far-right bookshop terror plot – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2023 in arson, imprisonment, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘An ex-soldier who admired Adolf Hitler and planned to burn down a left-wing bookshop has been jailed for nearly five years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2023

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Adviser warns UK government against tightening laws on glorifying terrorism – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘No 10 should not implement plans to amend the law on glorifying terrorism after the pro-Palestine marches as it would do “no favours” to police, MI5 or the probation service, a government adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2023

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Friend of ‘IS Beatle’ jailed for terrorism offences – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2023 in firearms, imprisonment, Islam, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A British man who spent two years with Islamic State in Syria and knew the British militant dubbed Jihadi John, has been jailed for carrying a weapon for terrorist purposes.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2023

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Right-wing supremacist sentenced over plot to kill worshipping Muslims while disguised as armed police officer – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A teenage right-wing supremacist has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after he was convicted of planning to disguise himself as an armed police officer and kill Muslims worshipping at nearby mosques.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2023

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Man jailed for life for attempted murder of US woman stationed at GCHQ – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2023 in attempted murder, intelligence services, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A former UK intelligence worker has been jailed for life for a terrorist attack on an American woman who worked for the US government’s National Security Agency and was stationed at GCHQ in Gloucestershire.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2023

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Shamima Begum faces wait for appeal decision in citizenship case – The Independent

‘Shamima Begum will face a wait to find out whether she has won a Court of Appeal bid over the removal of her British citizenship.’

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The Independent, 25th October 2023

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Three-day hearing on Shamima Begum’s legal fight set to begin in Court of Appeal – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2023 in appeals, citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘Shamima Begum’s legal fight over the decision to deprive her of her British citizenship is set to reach the Court of Appeal.’

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The Independent, 24th October 2023

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