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Notification requirements - Offence committed abroad - Defendant convicted in United States of running terrorist website from within United Kingdom - Whether "corresponding foreign offence" allowing making of notification order - Defendant suffering from depressive illness - Medical evidence that need to comply with requirements of order likely to exacerbate condition - Whether order necessary and proportionate interference with defendant's Convention right to private life - Human Rights Act 1998, Sch 1, Pt I, arts 3, 8 Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Ahsan [2015] EWHC 2354 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 362

8 September 2015

QBD: Cranston J

• 7 August 2015

The power of the court to order that a person previously convicted of a terrorism offence abroad be subject to a notification order, requiring him to notify the police of his living arrangements and travel plans for a specified number of years, was not restricted to acts committed abroad and covered a person whose acts in the United Kingdom had been the basis of the foreign conviction.

Cranston J so held in refusing, on other grounds, an application by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis for a notification order under section 57 of, and paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 4 to, the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 in respect of the defendant, Syed Talha Ahsan.

The defendant, a British citizen who suffered from a depressive illness, had been extradited to the United State...

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