Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria (Telegraph)
@2 years ago with 1 note
“A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government.
British security officials confirmed they had told Standard Club that providing insurance to the shipment was likely to be a breach of European Union sanctions against the Syrian regime.”
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Arrests in Britain Linked to Terror Threat (NYT)
@3 years ago
"The police in
said that they had arrested five men under anti-terrorism laws near the Sellafield nuclear site in the north of England.
The men were stopped in a vehicle ‘close to the site’ on the Irish Sea coast on Monday afternoon according to a statement from West Cumbria police. All are aged in their 20s, the statement said, and all are from London.
They were arrested under a provision of Britain’s terrorism laws that allows suspects to be questioned without charge.
A spokeswoman for the unit, which works closely with Britain’s domestic intelligence service, MI5, declined to confirm the report or provide further details because ‘the investigation is at an early stage,’ and questioning is under way.”
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uk: israeli officials shouldn't fear arrest (wapo)
@3 years ago
"Pro-Palestinian activists in Britain have sought the arrest of Israeli officials under the principle, which allows courts to prosecute alleged war crimes from elsewhere in the world…
…a spokesman for the British Foreign Office said Hague’s comments did not reflect a change in British law regarding universal jurisdiction, but sought to clarify that officials on state business are immune to arrest.”
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