Terrorism

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Northern Ireland’s High Court has refused judicial review to an applicant who was charged under terrorism legislation in 2020. The court found that the applicant’s attempts to rely on the royal prerogative of mercy to reduce his time in prison was based on a flawed interpretation of the

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Sir Declan Morgan QC PC, the former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, is chairing an Independent Commission on Counter-terrorism Law, Policy and Practice which will examine the impact of current counter-terrorism laws. The commission has launched its public call for evidence and will also call

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Lisa Smith, a former member of the Defence Forces, has become the first person in the State to be convicted of membership of terror group Islamic State (IS). After a nine-week trial in the non-jury Special Criminal Court, Ms Smith was convicted of membership of an unlawful organisation and acquitted

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Officials have begun a scoping exercise ahead of a review of legislation underpinning the prosecution of terrorism and organised crime offences in the non-jury Special Criminal Court. Justice Minister Helen McEntee yesterday told Senators that she is "fully committed to this review", which was one o

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Violent right-wing extremism is "growing" in Ireland, a major Europol report on terrorism in the EU has noted for the first time. The European agency's latest EU Terrorism Situation and Trend (TE-SAT) report said Ireland was among EU member states reporting violent right-wing activities in 2019.

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People suspected of terrorism offences would face minimum jail terms of 14 years under proposed legislation. Under the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, introduced to Parliament today, the standard of proof for terrorism prevention and investigation measures (Tpims) imposed on individuals who a

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A six-and-a-half year prison sentence for a loyalist killer who became a "supergrass" after his arrest has been found unduly lenient by the Court of Appeal. However, UVF man Gary Haggarty will not return to prison as he was released and placed in a witness protection programme in May 2018, according

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Hashem Abedi, 22, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been found guilty of murdering 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in 2017. Murder carries an automatic life sentence with offenders having to serve a minimum prison term before they can apply to the Paro

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned that plans to extend jail terms for terrorists could make them more dangerous upon release, The Times reports. Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said inmates could be exposed to “worse influences” in prison t

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