Scottish High Court Denies Whistleblower Craig Murray’s Request To Appeal Conviction Over Blog Posts

9 June 2021 — The Dissenter

BY MOHAMED ELMAAZI

Craig Murray (Screen shot from 2020 interview by Mohamed Elmaazi)

In the United Kingdom, diplomat-turned whistleblower Craig Murray suffered a defeat at the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland on June 8, when three judges refused to grant him permission to appeal their earlier decision to convict him of contempt of court for his blog posts on the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

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Why we need proper legal protections for our right to protest

7 September, 2020 — Netpol

A Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights

In Britain, there are laws that are supposed to protect our civil liberties – specifically the Human Rights Act 1998, which has often proven extremely effective as a means of challenging in court injustices by the state that violates our rights. This may go a long way to explaining why the governing Conservative Party has repeatedly threatened to scrap it since 2015.

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