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Case comment: R v Faraz – Terrorist publications and free speech in the Court of Appeal – Edward Craven

MakhtabIn R v Ahmed Faraz [2012] EWCA Crim 2820 a man dubbed ‘the terrorists’ favourite bookseller’ successfully challenged seven convictions for disseminating ‘terrorist publications’ under s.2 of the Terrorism Act 2006. The Court of Appeal quashed his convictions after ruling the jury had been improperly told that named terrorists possessed identical DVDs and books. At the same time, it held the legislation did not unlawfully encroach on the appellant’s right to free expression. Continue reading

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