New sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences proposed – Sentencing Council

Posted October 13th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how those convicted of terrorism offences in England and Wales should be sentenced.’

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Sentencing Council, 12th October 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Tougher penalties proposed for unsophisticated plots – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in attempts, news, penalties, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘New, tougher penalties are being proposed to deal with the “less sophisticated” but “equally as deadly” terror plots seen in recent years.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man convicted after showing child graphic Daesh beheading video – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 6th, 2017 in children, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘A pharmacist from Leicester has today (5 October 2017) been convicted for showing graphic beheading videos to a young child as part of a plan to radicalise two young children.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th October 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Law tightened to target terrorists’ use of the internet –

Posted October 4th, 2017 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Counter-terrorism laws are to be updated to make sure those who repeatedly view terrorist content online face up to 15 years in jail.’

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Home Office, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Longer jail terms for viewing terror content online – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘People who repeatedly view terrorist content online will face up to 15 years in prison, the home secretary is to tell the Conservative Party conference.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two neo-Nazi groups added to banned list – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in news, proscribed organisations, Scotland, terrorism by sally

‘Scottish Dawn and NS131, both aliases of neo-Nazi group National Action, are to be banned under UK terror law, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaign group chief found guilty of refusing to divulge passwords – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in conditional discharge, costs, news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

‘The international director of the campaign organisation Cage has been convicted of a terrorist offence after refusing to hand over passwords to his mobile phone and laptop.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Slough man jailed for spreading Isis propaganda – The Guardian

‘A friend of the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack has been jailed for four and a half years after making Isis propaganda videos outside Windsor Castle.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

DPP – John Harris Memorial Lecture – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 20th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, mental health, news, terrorism by sally

‘Speech from Alison Saunders, DPP, on developments in technology and society, and addressing terrorism, fraud and mental health issues.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ofcom condemns Channel 4 News for naming wrong man as Westminster attacker – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2017 in codes of practice, media, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The media regulator has found that Channel 4 News seriously breached the broadcasting code by naming the wrong man as the Westminster terror attacker, and has heavily criticised the programme for a string of major mistakes in recent years. Ofcom has taken the highly unusual step of forcing Channel 4 News to make an on-air broadcast of the outcome of its investigation.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Returning jihadis will end up in family courts, Lord Chief Justice warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2017 in care orders, families, family courts, Islam, news, terrorism by tracey

‘British jihadis returning from Syria will put pressure on the family courts over the next year, the Lord Chief Justice has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Maximum terror prison sentences ‘may be too low’ – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2017 in legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Maximum prison sentences for some terror offences may be too low, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain can only deport foreign terrorists to two countries at a time, report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2017 in deportation, human rights, news, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘Britain can only deport foreign terrorists hiding behind human rights laws to two countries at a time because the process is too expensive, a long-awaited review has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Safeguarding our young people from becoming radicalised is difficult but vital work: article by Amber Rudd – Home Office

Posted August 11th, 2017 in press releases, terrorism, young persons by tracey

‘An article by Home Secretary Amber Rudd on the Prevent strategy, published in the Sun.’

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Home Office, 10th August 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Law Pod UK Episode 8: Approaches to radicalisation, the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and child protection in terrorism related cases – 1COR

‘Rosalind English talks to Marina Wheeler QC about how the civil courts are approaching radicalisation, the practical problems of introducing the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and the role of the family courts in protecting children under the “Prevent” strategy.’

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Law Pod UK, 8th August 2017

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Birmingham pub bombing families appeal for legal funding to name IRA suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in coroners, identification, inquests, judicial review, news, terrorism by sally

‘Families of those killed in the IRA’s Birmingham pub bombings are crowdfunding a High Court challenge to try to overturn a coroner’s ban on naming the suspect bombers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prevent Duty Guidance withstands “clamorous” criticism – Marina Wheeler QC – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In the wake of the London and Manchester attacks, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is increasingly in the news and under scrutiny. Radicalisation is a difficult concept to map on to a system like ours, which separates the definition of criminal behaviour and punishment from civil sanctions. In this week’s podcast, Marina Wheeler discusses some of the ways the law is trying to cope (Law Pod UK Episode 8, available on Monday 7 August). She and others from 1 Crown Office Row will be discussing this and related issues at a seminar on Monday 11 September. You will find full details at the end of this post.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th August 2017

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Extremists on campus – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 4th, 2017 in freedom of expression, hate crime, Islam, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out a number of challenges to the government’s efforts to prevent extremism on university platforms.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2017

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‘Three Musketeer’ jihadis get life sentences for UK terror plot – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2017 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Three would-be jihadists who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police or military target.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2017

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Guildford pub bombings: ‘May be grounds to resume’ inquests – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2017 in explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers involved in the reopened Birmingham pub bombings inquest are considering requesting the same to happen over IRA blasts in Guildford.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk