Response to the report on the use of terrorism legislation after Westminster Bridge – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2018 in detention, news, police, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘The government response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report into the use of legislation following the Westminster Bridge attack.’

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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, to be freed in weeks, is ‘still a threat’ – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2018 in incitement, Islam, news, prisons, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary remains a dangerous threat ahead of his imminent release from jail, the prisons minister has warned, as plans to train an “elite corps” of Muslim chaplains to de-radicalise extremist inmates were unveiled.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Westminster terror attack: Victims’ inquest to begin – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2018 in inquests, news, terrorism by tracey

‘An inquest into the deaths of the five people killed in the Westminster terror attack is due to start later.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2018

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Government plans to jail Britons entering ‘designated areas’ abroad for 10 years under new terror laws – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2018 in bills, internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A new law that could see people imprisoned for up to 10 years if they enter “designated areas” abroad is being proposed by the government. Without announcing the plan, it has introduced a completely new clause to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which MPs and peers have already expressed human rights concerns about.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2018

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Court says seriously ill woman can work while fighting UK deportation – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in health, immigration, news, taxation, terrorism, visas by sally

‘Economic migrants forced into destitution by a law forbidding them to work, rent property or use the NHS have been handed a lifeline after a “David and Goliath” battle in the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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Teenager jailed for life over British Museum bomb plot – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2018 in news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘An 18-year-old who became one of the youngest women to be convicted of terrorism offences in the UK has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2018

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First terrorism charges against ex-soldier who fought Islamic State fail as prosecutors offer no evidence – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘A British ex-soldier accused of attending terrorist training camps run by militia fighting against Islamic State has had terrorism charges against him dropped.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2018

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European human rights judges will rule ‘Isil Beatles’ plan illegal, say experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2018 in death penalty, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘European human rights judges would rule Britain’s plan to waive death penalty assurances for two suspected members of the Isil ‘Beatles’ terror cell illegal, experts say, and could order the UK to seek US guarantees and even pay the men damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2018

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Vehicle-related terrorism claims ‘mutualised’ by UK motor insurers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 27th, 2018 in insurance, news, road traffic, terrorism, third parties by sally

‘Motor insurers in the UK are to share the costs involved in meeting third party claims raised by victims of terrorist attacks involving vehicles.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th July 2018

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Does the Treason Act need updating? – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in legislation, news, reports, terrorism, treason by sally

‘A search of the Parliament website for the term mostly brings up the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. But Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat and his Labour colleague Khalid Mahmood want the 1351 Treason Act to be brought into the 21st Century.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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Renew treason laws to jail enemies of the state for life, says thinktank – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2018 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Ancient treason laws should be renewed to allow enemies of the state to be jailed for life, a right-leaning thinktank has recommended. Britons who betray the country through acts of terror or by aiding hostile nations should be dealt with as traitors, according to a Policy Exchange report.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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UK may face legal challenge over US extradition of Isis pair – The Guardian

‘UK ministers could face a legal challenge to the decision to assist the US extradition of two former British Islamic State terrorists without demanding they do not face the death penalty, as Downing Street backed Sajid Javid’s decision to allow the move.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2018

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Sajid Javid drops UK’s blanket opposition to death penalty to allow two Isis fighters to be sent to US – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in death penalty, extradition, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Sajid Javid has dropped Britain’s blanket opposition to the death penalty in order to allow two notorious British Isls fighters to be sent to the United States.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2018

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British terrorist jailed aged 14 seeks lifetime anonymity on release – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist, who was jailed for his part in a plot to behead police officers in Australia when he was 14 years old, is seeking to keep his identity secret by asking the courts for lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2018

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Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office’s own lawyers – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2018 in bereavement, carers, children, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A widower who is the sole carer of his four-year-old son has been forbidden to work and ordered to leave the country – even though the Home Office’s own lawyers advised them to drop the case.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2018

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UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2018 in bills, human rights, news, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Academics, journalists and those with “inquisitive and foolish minds” would be at risk of prosecution and prison sentences of up to 15 years under proposed counter-terrorism laws, a parliamentary human rights watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2018

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Jury fails to reach verdict in Buckingham Palace terror trial – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in juries, news, offensive weapons, terrorism by sally

‘A jury has been dismissed in the trial of an Uber driver accused of planning a sword attack at Buckingham Palace, after it failed to reach a verdict.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2018

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UK ‘knew US mistreated rendition detainees’ – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2018 in intelligence services, news, rendition, terrorism by tracey

‘The UK tolerated “inexcusable” treatment of US detainees after the 9/11 attacks, MPs have found. The Intelligence and Security Committee said British agencies continued to supply intelligence to allies despite knowing or suspecting abuse in more than 200 cases.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2018

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Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, terrorism by tracey

‘A British plumber has been convicted of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2018

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Members of all-female terror cell jailed over London knife plot – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism, women by sally

‘Members of Britain’s first all-female terror cell, including a mother and daughter, have been jailed for planning a knife attack on members of the public outside the Palace of Westminster in London.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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