Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, solicitor-general says as neo-Nazi cases rise – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by tracey

‘Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, the solicitor-general has said following a rise in terror cases involving neo-Nazis.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2022

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Liverpool bomber papers raise fresh questions for Home Office – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, asylum, explosives, government departments, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘New details have emerged about the Liverpool bomber Emad Al Swealmeen’s failed asylum attempts – and the false information he used to make his cases.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2022

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Ben John: Extremist ordered to read books is jailed – BBC News

‘A man told by a judge to read classic literature after being found guilty of a terrorism offence will be jailed after a suspended sentence was quashed.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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14-year-old boy one of youngest in UK to be convicted of terror charges – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in guilty pleas, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘A 14-year-old schoolboy from Darlington has become one of the youngest people in the UK to be convicted of terror charges.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen ‘resumed interest in far-right extremism within days’, court told – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi terror offender who was spared jail and ordered to read Jane Austen resumed his interest in far-right extremism within days, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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Primary school teacher banned from classrooms after sending thousands of pounds to terror groups – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from teaching after sending thousands of pounds to individuals and groups linked to terrorism.’

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The Independent. 10th January 2022

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Venues must have anti-terror measures under government plans – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2022 in consultations, government departments, news, statutory duty, terrorism by tracey

‘Venues would have a legal duty to put in place security measures to protect the public from terror attacks under government plans. It comes in the wake of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, when 22 people were killed as they left an Ariana Grande concert. Home Secretary Priti Patel will set out the proposals on Monday, following an 18-week consultation.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2022

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Man who wore banned Palestine groups T-shirts in Jewish area gets suspended term – The Independent

‘A man who wore T-shirts supporting banned Palestinian groups among Jewish communities in north London has been handed a suspended jail sentence.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2021

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Record number of children in UK held over terror crimes – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2021 in children, custody, news, police, statistics, terrorism, young offenders, young persons by michael

‘Twenty-five children were detained over terror crimes in the year to September – a record high, figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2021

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Online Safety Bill : What to expect – BBC News

‘A report from a joint committee of MPs and Lords recommending what should be included in the Online Safety Bill is due in the next few days.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Ben Raymond: Co-founder of neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action convicted of terror offences – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘The co-founder of the National Action neo-Nazi terrorist group has been convicted of remaining a member after it was banned.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2021

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Jeremy Corbyn secures apology, damages from councillor over tweet – Local Government Lawyer

‘Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an apology and substantial damages from a councillor who published a fake picture of him appearing to endorse the Liverpool terrorist attack.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2021

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Hamas to be declared terror group with supporters in UK facing 10 years in prison – The Independent

‘Priti Patel is to proscribe the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation after denouncing it as “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic”. Hamas’ military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001, but in an announcement on Friday the home secretary will say the entirety of the Palestinian group should now be banned.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2021

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Jeremy Corbyn takes legal action over Tory councillor’s tweet about Liverpool terror attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2021 in internet, local government, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is taking legal action over a tweet that appeared to be mocking the Liverpool terrorist attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2021

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Lord Justice Haddon-Cave pens article for the Australian Law Journal – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 12th, 2021 in courts, judges, news, terrorism, trials by tracey

‘Lord Justice Haddon-Cave has written an article about the conduct of terrorism trials in England and Wales for a special edition of the Australian Law Journal on “National Security and the Law”.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 11th November 2021

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‘No evidence’ that longer prison sentences will deter terrorists, watchdog warns – The Independent

‘There is “no evidence” that jailing terrorists for longer will deter them from planning terror attacks, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2021

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Coroner criticises failure to share MI5 intelligence on Fishmongers’ Hall killer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2021 in coroners, intelligence services, news, police, probation, terrorism by sally

‘Collective failures by the security services, police and probation officers before the terrorist killings at Fishmongers’ Hall in London must be addressed to avoid a similar attack in future, a coroner has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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Alleged extremist to face trial for law firm terror attack – Legal Futures

‘An alleged far-right extremist accused of attempting to launch a terror attack at a solicitors’ firm will stand trial next March, a judge decided last week.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2021

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Terrorism offences sentencing guidelines to be revised following legislation – Sentencing Council

Posted October 25th, 2021 in codes of practice, consultations, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Plans to revise four sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences in England and Wales to reflect changes brought in by the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021, were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Council.’

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Sentencing Council, 20th October 2021

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Is Prevent a waste of time? – Daily Telegraph

‘As the counter-terrorism programme comes under scrutiny again following the killing of Sir David Amess, is it fit for purpose?’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2021

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