Would-be bomber who said he was ‘bedroom radicalised’ found guilty of fairy lights bomb plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2017 in explosives, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A would-be terrorist who improvised detonator parts from fairy lights has been found guilty of attempting to make a pressure-cooker bomb.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Mother and daughter in terror plot case ordered to lift veils by magistrate who demands to see their eyes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, court dress, Islam, magistrates, news, terrorism by sally

‘A woman and her daughter charged in connection with what is thought to be Britain’s first all-female alleged terror plot were told to lift their veils in court by a magistrate who asked to see their eyes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2017

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No ‘judicial consent’ needed for MI5 to quiz ‘ward of court’ teens, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘MI5 agents and anti-terror police have been given the go-ahead to question teenagers placed under the control of family court judges as a result of radicalisation fears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2017

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Cyber jihadi with James Bond-style USB cufflinks jailed for eight years over online terror hub – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in internet, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A cyber jihadi who hid his support for Isis on a James Bond-style cufflink as he created an online hub of information for terrorists all over the world has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2017

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Social media giants ‘shamefully far’ from tackling illegal content – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2017

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Criminal Finances Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

‘The Criminal Finances Act 2017 will give law enforcement agencies and partners, further capabilities and powers to recover the proceeds of crime, tackle money laundering, tax evasion and corruption, and combat the financing of terrorism.’

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Home Office, 27th April 2017

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Government ‘blocked’ from accessing Twitter data to help spot terrorist plots – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2017 in internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘Twitter has blocked the Government from accessing data on potential terrorist threats in a move that ministers fear will make the country less safe, industry sources have told The Telegraph.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2017

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Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 21st, 2017 in press releases, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2017

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Extremist prisoners to be held in ‘separation centres’ inside jails – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Plans to house up to 28 of the most dangerous extremist prisoners in England and Wales in three “separation centres” away from mainstream prisoners are to go ahead, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2017

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Rule 16.3(7) – Statement of under value to be included in the claim form? – 4 KBW

‘Sir David Eady J delivered a judgment on 30 March in the case of Mohamed Ali Harrath v Stand for Peace Limited and Samuel Westrop [2017] EWHC 653 (QB) (available here) in which he held that a claimant is entitled to recover damages that exceed the statement of value included in the claim form.’

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4 KBW, 30th March 2017

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Home Secretary statement: meeting with Communication Service Providers – Home Office

Posted March 31st, 2017 in internet, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a statement following her meeting today with Communication Service Providers.’

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Home Office, 30th March 2017

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Top tech firms avoid encryption issue in government talks – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2017 in encryption, internet, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Leading tech firms have promised to work closely with the government to remove extremist material from the internet and social media following a meeting with the home secretary, Amber Rudd.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2017

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UK government can force encryption removal, but fears losing, experts say – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2017 in encryption, investigatory powers, news, terrorism by sally

‘The government already has the power to force technology firms to act as it wants over end-to-end encryption, but is avoiding using existing legislation as it would force it into a battle it would eventually lose, security experts have said.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2017

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WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd – The Guardian

‘Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2017

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MPs cite anti-terror law over Google ‘inaction’ on far-Right group’s video – Daily Telegraph

‘Google risked breaking anti-terrorism laws by allegedly failing to remove illegal recruitment videos by a banned far-Right group, MPs have suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2017

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UK can strip terror suspects of citizenship, European judges rule – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in citizenship, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘European human rights judges have ruled that Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Who are the Guantanamo Brits? – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in detention, imprisonment, news, terrorism by sally

‘Seventeen British citizens or residents were detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But who are they, how did they come to be there and what became of them following their release?’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2017

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Family of British IS bomber deny £1m compensation payout – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in compensation, news, terrorism by sally

‘The family of a British IS fighter who carried out a suicide attack in Iraq deny he received £1m in compensation after being freed from Guantanamo Bay.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2017

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Leading terror trial QC to be counter-terror laws watchdog – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2017 in freedom of expression, legislation, news, queen's counsel, terrorism by sally

‘Max Hill QC, a leading prosecutor in many of the most serious terrorism trials, has been named the new independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2017

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Nottingham Asda worker guilty of terrorist charges – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in news, terrorism by sally

‘An Asda worker has been found guilty of trying to join a Islamist terrorist group in the Philippines.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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