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Campaigners condemn closure of Rolls-Royce bribery inquiry

Post date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 17:56

SFO shuts down investigation into which executives were responsible for paymentsAnti-corruption campaigners have criticised prosecutors for closing a long-running investigation into the payment of multimillion-pound bribes by Rolls-Royce.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced on Friday that it...

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CIA gave details of 9/11 suspect's secret torture to film-makers, lawyers say

Post date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 17:17

Ammar al-Baluchi’s defense team said they were stunned to see portrayal of his torture, including beatings, in Zero Dark Thirty

'Even Nixon wasn’t like him': Trump's bid to upend Russia inquiry unprecedented, experts say

Post date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 15:17

Democrats have compared Trump’s fixation on the federal inquiry to Watergate, but legal experts say it’s worse than thatIt was yet another bombshell report for a president already ensnared in multiple investigations against his campaign, administration and family members.This time it had to do...

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Shamima Begum citizenship decision sets a dangerous precedent | Letters

Post date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:08

Naomi Wayne, Iain Forbes, Claire Tomalin, Sarah Eccleston and William Schabas give their views on the Isis recruit having her UK citizenship revokedThe basis for revoking Shamima Begum’s citizenship (...

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Making the moral case for abolishing long-term prison sentences

Post date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:08

Prisons are soul-destroying pits of human misery that can lead to atrophy, stasis and trauma, writes David Scott. Andy Stelman says there needs to be a rethink about recall as the default sanction for a failure to complyDavid Gauke was right to argue that there is “a very strong...

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Shamima Begum's family hope to bring her baby to UK

Post date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 15:50

Lawyer for family of 19-year-old who joined Isis in Syria is to ask her consent for planThe family of Shamima Begum are exploring legal and practical options to bring her baby son to the UK without her while she embarks on the...

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We cannot allow Liam Fox’s post-Brexit trade plans to go unscrutinised | Caroline Lucas

Post date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 14:19

Deals containing clauses that threaten human rights are being debated in parliament – they must be defeatedThe government cancelled parliament’s recess at...

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In the 25 years since Fred and Rose West, crime reporting has collapsed | Duncan Campbell

Post date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 13:08

Not even high-profile murder trials, let alone lesser offences, receive proper coverage any more – and that is a threat to justiceIt is 25 years since the remains of the victims of Fred and Rose West were first discovered at their Gloucester home.

'Let her prove herself': Bethnal Green residents on Shamima Begum

Post date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 19:05

Locals express regret after home secretary revokes 19-year-old’s citizenship – but some have faith in state’s actionsResidents in Bethnal Green, east London, where Shamima Begum lived before going to Syria to join Islamic State, have expressed regret at the...

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The need to protect children’s privacy in the family courts | Letter

Post date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 18:38

Until the press become more mature, children will continue to need to have their privacy protected, writes Sylvia RoseYour editorial (...

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