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Submission + - Pual Chambers tweet conviction overturned by Appeal Court (independent.co.uk)

Kupfernigk writes: Pauil Chambers was the man who was convicted (in England) of a terrorist offense based on a tweet threatening to "Blow up" Robin Hood Airport because they couldn't get snow cleared. Despite the fact that it was obviously a (feeble) joke, the Crown Prosecution Service actually went ahead with a prosecution and were able to convince a junior judge sitting with magistrates. The senior judges, including the Lord Chief Justice, said

"We have concluded that, on an objective assessment, the decision of the Crown Court that this 'tweet' constituted or included a message of a menacing character was not open to it. On this basis, the appeal against conviction must be allowed." In effect, they have said that the original decision was not made objectively, which can be considered a severe slap for the Crown Prosecutor.

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Pual Chambers tweet conviction overturned by Appeal Court

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