Omagh bombing: UK government announces independent statutory inquiry – BBC News

‘There will be an independent statutory inquiry into the Omagh bombing, the UK government has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2023

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Home Office threatened with libel action over Prevent strategy review – The Guardian

‘An organisation that monitors Prevent, the UK government’s controversial programme to stop people getting drawn into terrorism, has warned of a defamation action against the Home Office before a review into the strategy.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2023

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Large rise in men referred to Prevent over women-hating incel ideology – The Guardian

‘There has been a large rise in the number of young men referred to the government’s Prevent scheme over the women-hating “incel” ideology, official statistics have shown.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2023

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Child-friendly Control Orders? Why Child-specific Counter-terrorism Measures are Both Unnecessary and Dangerous – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The new year brought with it news that ministers in the UK are considering new counter-terrorism measures that specifically target children. Concerned at the growing number of children – particularly teenagers – being arrested for non-violent and online-based terrorism offences that can have a stigmatising and permanent effect on their records, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Jonathan Hall KC proposed new non-criminal counter-terrorism alternatives that are especially tailored towards children under the age of 17.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 23rd January 2023

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Man who shared explosives recipe guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2023 in explosives, news, terrorism, video recordings by sally

‘A man who shared bomb-making instructions in a far-right group chat has been convicted of terror offences.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2023

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Deprivation of British citizenship and withdrawal of passports – House of Commons Library

Posted January 12th, 2023 in citizenship, news, passports, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘In recent years there has been an increased use of Government powers to deprive people of their British citizenship and withdraw British passport facilities, particularly from those who may be involved in fighting, extremist activity or terrorist training overseas.’

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House of Commons Library, 11th January 2023

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Councils call for funding, guidance and notice ahead of introduction of Martyn’s Law – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government Association (LGA) has said the Government must ensure funding is made available for the successful implementation of a new law which requires venues to take steps to protect the public from terror attacks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th December 2022

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Manchester Arena attack: Martyn’s Law for venue security to cover all of UK – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2022 in crime prevention, families, local government, news, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘New legislation will be introduced to tighten security at venues in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing. The new rules, dubbed Martyn’s Law, will cover all of the UK and require venues and local authorities to have preventative action plans against terror attacks, the government said.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2022

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UK citizenship appeal by Shamima Begum to begin – The Independent

‘Shamima Begum is set to begin her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2022

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Terrorists face longer in jail for offences in prison – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 21st, 2022 in imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, news, recidivists, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Terrorists who continue offending in prison will always face the prospect of more time behind bars, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today (Sunday 20 November).’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th November 2022

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Manchester Arena attack: Key failings of emergency response – BBC News

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry has published a catalogue of failings and mistakes by the emergency services following the terror attack in 2017.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2022

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All UK express trusts must now register under anti-money laundering laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2022 in money laundering, news, regulations, terrorism, trusts by tracey

‘New UK government requirements for trust registration under the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) regulations have come into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2022

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Should Shamima Begum be allowed to return to the UK to argue her case? – The Guardian

‘It is not new – although it is eyecatching – to report that Shamima Begum, then 15, was helped to travel to Syria and join Islamic State by a Canadian agent. Mohammed al-Rashed was picked up by the Turkish authorities in March 2015, and said at the time he was an informant for Canadian intelligence, and had helped Begum travel from Istanbul airport to the Syrian border a few days earlier.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2022

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Man caught with explosives jailed again after breaching court requirements – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2022 in explosives, imprisonment, news, recidivists, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man previously convicted of possessing an explosive substance has been sent back to prison for breaching court requirements, police say.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2022

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Is The Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Bill ‘Fatally’ Flawed? – Each Other

Posted August 10th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘Human rights and civil liberty groups have criticised the government’s proposals to grant an effective amnesty for crimes committed as part of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The ‘Troubles’ is a term used to describe a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted over 30 years, up until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill attempts to address more than 1,000 unsolved killings. Now, rights groups have said the Bill violates the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Each Other, 10th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Is The Prevent Programme Compatible With Human Rights? – Each Other

Posted July 19th, 2022 in equality, freedom of expression, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘Many organisations and individuals have criticised the government’s Prevent programme, which forms part of the UK counter-terrorism strategy.’

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Each Other, 18th July 2022

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Far-right cell members jailed for terror offences – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Members of a “fascist” cell who made gun parts on a 3D printer and rejoiced at mass shootings have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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