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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Terror offender accused of ‘grooming’ Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to answer inquiry questions – The Independent

‘A terror convict who allegedly “groomed” the Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to ask questions if he is ordered to give evidence at the public inquiry into the attack.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Reading stabbings: Khairi Saadallah to appeal sentence – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed three men to death in a Reading park is seeking permission to appeal his whole-life jail term.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules – BBC News

‘Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2021

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British man sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment for sharing Daesh beheading videos – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A British man has been sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment at the Old Bailey today (1 October 2021) for sharing Daesh beheading videos. Stefan Aristidou, 27, pleaded guilty on 29 July 2021 to sharing pro-Daesh terrorist material between 22 November 2014 and 22 December 2014 as part of a series of messages sent to a friend. The messages stopped after Aristidou said that he was leaving the UK to join Daesh in March 2015.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2021

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Sentence of white supremacist told to read classics referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in appeals, attorney general, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘The attorney general has referred the sentencing of a white supremacist who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice to the court of appeal after agreeing with complaints it appeared unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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New landmark partnership with UAE to tackle illicit finance – Home Office

Posted September 20th, 2021 in government departments, money laundering, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The UK and UAE will ramp up the targeting of those financing terrorism and serious and organised crime gangs as part of a landmark new partnership.’

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Home Office, 17th September 2021

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‘My whole world was falling apart’: Father of teenager prosecuted for neo-Nazi terror offences speaks of shock – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2021 in children, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Steve* and his 16-year-old son Tom* were about to fly out of the UK to a family funeral when they heard their names being read out over the public address system at Bristol Airport. They had arrived early to have some food and leave plenty of time before their flight, just two days after receiving news of a loved one’s death. “They just said, ‘Would you please go to gate number one’, which wasn’t our gate,” Steve tells The Independent. “We went there and there were police officers, and they explained they were doing a Schedule 7 port stop under the Terrorism Act.” The power is used at UK borders to stop people entering or leaving the country, and “determine whether they are involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2021

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Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Call for sentence review after neo-Nazi told to read classic literature – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in attorney general, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office has been asked to review whether an unduly lenient sentence was handed to a neo-Nazi who was ordered to read classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice. Ben John, who was convicted of a terror offence after downloading almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions, received a suspended prison term on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2021

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