Terror attack survivors condemn compensation body – BBC News

‘Survivors of terror attacks in the UK have described the government’s compensation scheme as “broken” in a new report.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2023

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Manchester Arena bomb: Inquiry recommendation delays ‘heartbreaking’ – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2023 in delay, explosives, inquiries, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Families of Manchester Arena bomb victims said it was “absolutely heartbreaking” changes to make venues safer had not been made six years on.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2023

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Terror-plotting Essex teenager jailed for life after mother reports him – The Guardian

‘A teenager who staked out British soldiers and police officers in preparation for a terror attack has been jailed for life after his mother took what a judge has described as the “bold step” to report him.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2023

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Anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist found guilty of plotting to destroy 5G masts – The Independent

‘An anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist has been found guilty of plotting to destroy 5G masts after subscribing to an ideology that they were linked to the Covid-19 vaccine.’

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The Independent, 1st June 2023

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Protection of the public and the retrospective application of penalties – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 29 November 2019 Usman Khan attended a rehabilitation event at Fishmongers’ Hall and stabbed five people, two fatally. On 2 February 2020 Sudesh Amman attacked two passers-by in Streatham High Road with a knife before being shot dead by police. Both men had previously been convicted of terrorism offences. Both men had been automatically released on licence halfway through their custodial sentences.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th May 2023

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Far-right extremist sentenced after attempting to make explosives – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A far-right extremist, who downloaded manuals on how to make guns and explosives, has been sentenced after he was found guilty of terrorism offences.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th May 2023

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Man who praised Samuel Paty murder jailed for terrorism offences – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2023 in imprisonment, internet, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who used social media to encourage terrorism and posted an image of a victim’s severed head has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2023

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Terrorist prisoners to face tougher limits behind bars – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 2nd, 2023 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Convicted terrorists will be banned from taking a leading role in religious services and face more rigorous checks for extremist literature as the government redoubles efforts to crackdown on dangerous radicalisers behind bars.’

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Ministry of Justice, 30th April 2023

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Use of non-jury trial system to continue in NI – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2023 in consultations, juries, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, trial without jury, trials by sally

‘Non-jury trials will continue to be used in Northern Ireland, with the secretary of state saying the move is “regrettable” but necessary due to the security situation.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2023

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New Judgment: Morgan and others v Ministry of Justice (Northern Ireland) [2023] UKSC 14 – UKSC Blog

‘The respondents in this appeal were convicted of terrorism offences. On 13 November 2020, they were sentenced to determinate custodial sentences by Colton J. In accordance with the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (the ‘2008 Order’), the judge specified a “custodial period” of half of the term of their sentences which gave rise to an obligation on the part of the Department of Justice to release the respondents on licence (e.g. living in the community while complying with set rules) when they had served half their sentences.’

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UKSC Blog, 19th April 2023

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Manchester Arena survivors to take ‘disaster troll’ to court – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in defamation, harassment, injunctions, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘Manchester Arena bomb survivors have filed landmark legal action against a conspiracy theorist who claims the attack was faked.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2023

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Financial Sanctions in the UK – No. 5 Chambers

‘With the financial sanctions imposed against Russia has been widening and deepening over the past year, more and more businesses and investors have paid attention to the regulatory obligations for compliance.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 8th March 2023

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Isobel Renzulli: Begum v SSHD (2023): A restrictive approach to Article 4 ECHR – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 22 February 2023, the judgment of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC’ or ‘the Commission’) was published, upholding the Home Secretary’s decision to deprive Shamima Begum of her British citizenship under section 40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 (‘‘the BNA 1981’’) on the ground that it would be conducive to the public good to do so, because her return to the United Kingdom would present a national security risk.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 29th March 2023

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Counter-terror police help investigation as man set alight near Birmingham mosque – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2023 in attempted murder, Islam, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Counter-terror police are involved in an investigation into a man being set alight as he walked home from a mosque.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2023

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Police detention officer convicted of terror offence over UDA posts – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2023 in guilty pleas, internet, news, police, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A police detention officer has been convicted of a terror offence after he published images showing his apparent support of a Northern Ireland paramilitary group.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2023

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‘Martyn’s law’ anti-terrorism bill to be published this spring, says Braverman – The Guardian

‘A draft bill known as “Martyn’s law”, aimed at forcing all venues to draw up plans to prevent terrorist attacks and ensure public safety, is on track to be published this spring, the home secretary told MPs on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2023

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What Is Next For Shamima Begum? – Each Other

‘Last week the Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that Sajid Javid’s decision to revoke Shamima Begum’s citizenship in 2019 was lawful, despite “credible suspicion” that she was trafficked to Syria by terror group Islamic State (Isis) for sexual exploitation, and rejected Begum’s appeal against the decision. The ruling casts further doubt on 23-year-old Begum’s hopes of ever being reunited with her family in the UK.’

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Each Other, 3rd March 2023

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Manchester Arena bomb inquiry finds MI5 missed significant chance – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2023 in explosives, firearms, inquiries, intelligence services, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The security service MI5 missed a significant chance to take action that might have prevented the Manchester Arena attack, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2023

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Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK – terrorism adviser – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2023 in citizenship, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A top government terrorism adviser is to say that Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK, as the number of expert voices opposing her exclusion from Britain grows.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2023

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Shamima Begum has shown up courts’ deference to this government. It’s a worrying new era – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2023 in citizenship, government departments, human rights, news, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘Issues related to national security have always been hard to crack, but judges are unwilling to consider human rights.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2023

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