Tabbakh v United Kingdom: ECHR 21 Feb 2012

In 2000 the applicant fled Syria. In November 2001 he arrived in the United Kingdom and claimed political asylum. It was accepted that he had a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to Syria and in July 2005 he was granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee.
On 18 December 2007 the applicant was arrested at his home. Following a search of the applicant and his home, police officers found a plastic bag containing three plastic bottles, each containing a liquid and a solid mixture, a handwritten document in Arabic with diagrams, two bags of fertilizer pellets, two bags containing small pieces of aluminium foil, an MP3 audio player, a desktop computer and a USB memory stick. An analytical chemist confirmed that the contents of the bottles were flammable. Although incapable of causing an explosion, had the applicant used higher grade ingredients, he might have been able to construct a viable bomb. A translation of the Arabic document appeared to give instructions on the construction of an improvised explosive device. The audio player and computer devices were found to contain some Islamist material of an extremist nature.
Lech Garlicki, P
40945/09, [2012] ECHR 407
Bailii
European Convention on Human Rights
Citing:
See AlsoTabbakh, Regina v CACD 3-Mar-2009
The defendant appealed against his conviction for preparing for terrorist offences, saying that the judge should not have allowed inferences to be drawn from from his decision not to give evidence. He had brought evidence that his physical or mental . .
See AlsoRegina v Tabbakh CACD 2009
The defendant applied for leave to appeal against his sentence after conviction for an offence under section 5 of the 2006 Act.
Held: The Court was not prepared to lay down any general range for s.5 offences. . .

Cited by:
See AlsoTabbakh, Regina (on The Application of) v The Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and Another Admn 9-Aug-2013
The claimant challenged the attaching additional licence conditions on his release from prison. He is serving the non-custodial part of a seven year sentence imposed for an offence of preparing a terrorist act. He was released automatically on . .
See AlsoTabbakh, Regina (on The Application of) v Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and Another CA 19-Jun-2014
The claimant sought judicial review of the conditions imposed on him on being released from prison under licence, saying that interfered with his Article 8 rights. . .

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