The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill – Pump Court Chambers

Posted March 31st, 2020 in bills, chambers articles, early release, news, parole, recidivists, terrorism by sally

‘The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill was introduced into Parliament on the 3rd February 2020, as ‘emergency legislation’ in response to the Streatham Hill terrorist attack that took place on 2nd February 2020. This terrorist incident followed two other attacks by men who had also been convicted of terrorism offences and had recently been released from prison.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 30th March 2020

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New Judgment: Elgizouli (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellant’s son is alleged to have been one of a group of terrorists operating in Syria, involved in the murder of US and British citizens. The US made a mutual legal assistance request to the UK in relation to an investigation into the activities of that group. The Home Secretary requested an assurance that the information would not be used directly or indirectly in a prosecution that could lead to the imposition of the death penalty. The US refused to provide a full death penalty assurance and the Home Secretary agreed to provide information to the US without requiring any assurance. The appellant challenged the Home Secretary’s decision by way of judicial review. The questions for the Supreme Court were firstly whether it is unlawful for the Secretary of State to exercise his power to provide MLA so as to supply evidence to a foreign state that will facilitate the imposition of the death penalty in that state on the individual and secondly whether it is lawful under the Data Protection Act 2018, Part 3 for law enforcement authorities in the UK to transfer personal data to law enforcement authorities abroad for use in capital criminal proceedings.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th March 2020

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UK broke law over IS ‘Beatles’ by passing information to US – BBC News

‘The UK acted unlawfully by passing evidence to the US that could lead to the execution of two British members of an Islamic State murder squad.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2020

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‘Miss Hitler’ and three others guilty of National Action membership – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2020 in news, proscribed organisations, retrials, terrorism by sally

‘A “Miss Hitler” contest entrant and her ex-partner have been convicted of being members of the banned far-right terrorist group National Action.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2020

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Man’s ‘experiments’ with explosives were lawful, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2020 in explosives, news, Supreme Court, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who manufactured high explosives at home and triggered blasts remotely has been cleared of the most serious charges by the supreme court after pleading that it was for his “personal experimentation” and “private education”.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2020

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De-radicalisation approach needs ‘fundamental review’ – Prison Officers’ Association – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2020 in news, parole, prison officers, prisons, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘The Prison Officers’ Association has called for a “fundamental review” of the UK’s de-radicalisation programmes.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2020

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Police warned about ‘insider threat’ from extremists inside their own forces – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2020 in news, police, proscribed organisations, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘Police have been warned about the threat from extremists inside their own forces. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that while officers’ work through the government’s Prevent counter-extremism programme was broadly good, few considered the possibility that their own colleagues could be radicalised.’

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The Independent, 9th March 2020

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UK freed 42 terrorists in year before law to detain extremists for longer – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2020 in news, parole, prisons, probation, proscribed organisations, statistics, terrorism by tracey

‘More than 40 convicted terrorists were released from prison in the year before emergency legislation was introduced to keep jailed extremists locked up for longer, figures reveal, while the number of far-right detainees has surged.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2020

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UK Nazi Satanist group should be outlawed, campaigners urge – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in news, proscribed organisations, racism, terrorism by sally

‘A British neo-Nazi Satanist group should be outlawed by the government as a terrorist organisation, according to a report from anti-racism campaigners.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2020

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New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 27th, 2020 in legislation, parole, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020

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Automatic early release of terrorists ends – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 27th, 2020 in bills, parole, press releases, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent.’

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Ministry of Justice, 26th February 2020

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Extremist neo-Nazi group to be banned under terror laws – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2020 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘Joining the far-right group Sonnenkrieg Divison is set to become illegal, under a proscription order to be put to MPs.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2020

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UN warns of rise of ‘cybertorture’ to bypass physical ban – The Guardian

‘Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2020

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UK venues could face legal duty to provide protection from terrorism – The Guardian

‘The owners and operators of businesses and public spaces such as concert halls, shopping centres and parks will be legally bound to protect such venues from terrorism under a new statutory duty proposed by the government.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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St Paul’s bomb plot: IS supporter Safiyya Shaikh pleads guilty – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2020 in explosives, guilty pleas, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A supporter of the banned Islamic State terror group has admitted plotting to blow herself up in a bomb attack on St Paul’s Cathedral.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

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Longer jail time for terrorists could backfire, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Emergency plans to increase the minimum time terrorists serve in jail risk being counterproductive because of the danger that prisoners will be further radicalised behind bars, the official watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2020

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Streatham attack: Bill stopping early release of jailed terrorists passes unopposed in Commons – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Boris Johnson’s emergency legislation preventing automatic early release for terrorists halfway through their prison sentences has cleared all its stages in the Commons without a vote.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2020

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Urgent crackdown on terror sentences will affect about 50 inmates – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2020 in news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘About 50 prisoners convicted of terror offences will no longer be automatically freed halfway through their sentences, under emergency government legislation designed to prevent further jihadi attacks by recently released inmates.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2020

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Begum still barred from returning to UK or reclaiming British citizenship – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 10th, 2020 in appeals, citizenship, government departments, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘When she was fifteen Shamina Begum slipped unimpeded out of the country to join ISIL. Only her image, walking with two school friends, was captured as she made her way through Gatwick Airport onto the aircraft. Her return to the UK, five years on is proving more difficult.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th February 2020

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Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of citizenship – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2020 in appeals, citizenship, government departments, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Shamima Begum, the woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, has lost her appeal against the Home Office’s move to revoke her citizenship and prevent her from returning to London.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2020

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