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UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

UK to introduce tougher jail terms for convicted #Terrorists after London Bridge attack

| January 22, 2020

Britain will introduce tougher jail sentences for convicted terrorists and will end early release as part of a series of measures to strengthen its response to terrorism, the government said on Tuesday (21 January), writes Kylie MacLellan. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to make changes after an attack near London Bridge in November in which Usman […]

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The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

The thorny question of #Interpol’s political neutrality

| January 14, 2020

In April of this year, the eight people making up the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) pondered a familiar problem. It was a new year, but the task laid before the CCF was one they were acutely familiar with. They had been asked to consider a diffusion request from the National Central […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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#Qatar had advanced warning of Iranian oil tanker attack, failed to warn US, allies: Report

#Qatar had advanced warning of Iranian oil tanker attack, failed to warn US, allies: Report

| November 28, 2019

  A confidential western intelligence report has revealed that Qatar had advanced knowledge of the attack on several international oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May, believed by experts to have been carried out by Iran. The US intelligence assessment, obtained by Fox News, allegedly shows that Qatar was aware of the planned […]

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Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

| September 23, 2019

Over the last few days, the abuse of a law against terrorism was spotlighted both at the UN in Geneva and at the annual human rights conference of the OSCE/ ODIHR in Warsaw – writes Willy Fautré , director of Human Rights Without Frontiers At the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a […]

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New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

New Parliament president pays tribute to victims of #Terrorism

| July 8, 2019

David Sassoli at Maelbeek station in Brussels Newly elected Parliament President David Sassoli (pictured) went to the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 5 July to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. “On my first day as president of the European Parliament, I wanted to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism in the […]

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#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

#SecurityUnion – EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

| June 17, 2019

The Council has adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, on the sale and marketing of the dangerous chemicals, which have been used to produce […]

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