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British journalists feel the heat: 59 arrested since April 2011

PressDhaka, 25 January, Abnews : The British trade magazine Press Gazette, owned by Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch, recently reported that at least 59 journalists were arrested in Britain over the last two years as a result of police investigations stemming from phone-hacking scandals. On March 14 last year, four former and current Mirror group journalists were arrested on suspicion of phone-hacking. No journalist has been convicted yet while the vast majority remains on bail.

Those arrested so far include at least 21 former News of the World journalists, 22 Sun journalists, six serving and former Mirror journalists, one former Times journalist and one Daily Star journalist. A few names were withheld in the interest of fair investigation. The confirmed list of UK journalists arrested since April 2011 are as follows:

Operation Weeting- (the British name given to the programme) Investigation into allegations of illegal mobile phone voicemail interception. Ian Edmondson, former assistant editor of News of the World, arrested on April 5, 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and unlawful interception of voicemail messages. Charged on July 24, 2012 on 12 counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority.

Neville Thurlbeck, former chief reporter at News of the World, arrested on April 5, 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and unlawful interception of voicemail messages. Charged on July 24, 2012 on eight counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority.

James Weatherup, former assistant news editor of News of the World, arrested on April 14, 2011 on suspicion of unlawfully intercepting communications. Charged on July 24, 2012 on eight counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority. Terenia Taras, freelance journalist, arrested on June 23, 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and acquitted in July 2012.

Laura Elston, Press Association royal correspondent, arrested on June 27, 2011 on suspicion of intercepting communications and acquitted on July 18, 2011. Andy Coulson, former editor of News of the World and ex-Downing Street communications director, arrested on July 8, 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and in relation to alleged illegal payments to police officers. Charged on July 24, 2012 on five counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority.

Neil Wallis, former executive editor of News of the World, arrested on July 8, 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and acquitted on February 22, 2013 and acquitted on February 22, 2013. Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, arrested on July 17, 2011 in relation to phone hacking and illegal payments to police. Charged on July 24, 2012 on three counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority.

Rebekah Brooks, re-arrested on March 13, 2012 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Charged on 15 May 2012 with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Stuart Kuttner, former managing editor of News of the World, arrested on August 2, 2011.Charged on July 24, 2012 on three counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority.

Greg Miskiw, former news editor of News of the World, arrested on August 10, 2011 on suspicion of unlawful interception of communications and on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications.

Charged on July 24, 2012 on ten counts of conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages without lawful authority. James Desborough, former Hollywood reporter of News of the World, arrested on 18 August 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and acquitted in March 2012.

Dan Evans, former News of the World reporter, who was arrested on August 19, 2011 on suspicion of phone-hacking and still on bail. Ross Hall, former News of the World reporter,arrested on September 2, 2011 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages and attempting to pervert the course of justice and acquitted in July 2012.

Raoul Simons, deputy football editor at The Times, arrested on 7 September 2011 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages and acquitted in July 2012 and acquitted in July 2012.

Bethany Usher, former News of the World reporter, arrested on 30 November 2011 suspicion of intercepting voicemail messages and acquitted on December 8, 2011. 39-year-old male former News of the World journalist, arrested in Greenwich on 13 February 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails. 46-year-old male former News of the World journalist arrested in Wandsworth on 13 February 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails.

45-year-old male former News of the World journalist, arrested in Wandsworth on 13 February 2013on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails. 39-year-old female former News of the World journalist, arrested in Cheshire on 13 February 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails.

33-year-old female former News of the World journalist, arrested in Islington on 13 February 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails. 40-year-old female former News of the World journalist,arrested in Lambeth on 13 February 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails.

James Scott, editor of the Sunday People, arrested on 14 March 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications. Tina Weaver, former Sunday Mirror editor, arrested on 14 March 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications.

Mark Thomas, former Sunday People editor, arrested on 14 March 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications. Nick Buckley, Sunday People deputy editor, arrested on 14 March 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications.

Operation Elveden (the British name given to the programme) Investigation into allegations of illegal payments made to public officials. Andy Coulson, former editor of News of the World and ex-Downing Street communications director, arrested on 8 July 2011 on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and in relation to alleged illegal payments to police officers.

Clive Goodman, former royal editor at News of the World,arrested on 8 July 2011 in connection with alleged illegal payments to police. Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, arrested on 17 July 2011 in relation to phone hacking and illegal payments to police.

Stuart Kuttner, former managing editor of News of the World, arrested on 2 August 201.1 Jamie Pyatt, reporter at The Sun, arrested on 4 November 2011 in connection with allegations of inappropriate payments to police. Lucy Panton, former crime editor of News of the World, arrested on 15 December 2011 as part of an investigation into alleged payments to police officers.

Mike Sullivan, crime editor of The Sun, arrested on 28 January 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and conspiracy in relation to the two previous offences. Graham Dudman, former managing editor of The Sun, arrested on 28 January 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and conspiracy in relation to the two previous offences.

Fergus Shanahan, executive editor of The Sun, arrested on 28 January 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and conspiracy in relation to the two previous offences. Chris Pharo, news desk executive of The Sun, arrested on 28 January 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and conspiracy in relation to the two previous offences.

Geoff Webster, associate editor of The Sun, arrested on 11 February 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences.

Charged on 20 March 2013 with authorizing payments to public officials for information. John Kay, chief reporter at The Sun, arrested on 11 February 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences.

John Edwards, picture editor at The Sun, arrested on 11 February 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences. Nick Parker, chief foreign correspondent at The Sun, arrested on 11 February 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences.

John Sturgis, reporter at The Sun, arrested on 11 February 2012 on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences. Virginia Wheeler, defence editor of The Sun, arrested on 1 March on suspicion of corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office (contrary to common law) and conspiracy in relation to both offences.

Duncan Larcombe, royal editor of The Sun, arrested on 19 April 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 37-year-old News International journalist.

Arrested on 25 May 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, contrary to common law and suspicion of bribery, contrary to the Bribery Act 2010. Neil Millard, reporter at The Sun, arrested on 14 June 2012 on suspicion of corruption.

Greig Box-Turnbull, former Daily Mirror journalist, arrested on 4 July 2012 on suspicion of corruption, conspiracy to commit bribery and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. Justin Penrose, Sunday Mirror crime correspondent, arrested on 11 July 2012 on suspicion to corrupt and of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.

Tom Savage, deputy news editor of the Daily Star Sunday, arrested on 11 July 2012 on suspicion to corrupt and of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 37-year-old journalist at The Sun, arrested on 8 August 2012 over the suspected bribery of a police officer.

43-year-old journalist, arrested on 15 September 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 51-year-old Sun journalist from Bristol, arrested on 19 September 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 32-year-old Sun journalist from south east London, arrested on 19 September 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 38-year-old journalist from Sussex, woman arrested on 6 December 2012 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and cause misconduct in a public office. 39-year-old Sun journalist Anthony France, arrested in Hertfordshire on 17 January 2013 on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and cause misconduct in a public office.

Operation Tuleta (the British name given to the programme) Investigation into allegations of computer-hacking. Rhodri Phillips, reporter at The Sun, arrested on 19 July 2012 on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Nick Parker, chief foreign correspondent at The Sun,arrested on 30 July 2012 on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

37-year-old male journalist, arrested on 31 July 2012 on suspicion of handling stolen good. Patrick Foster, former media reporter for The Times, arrested on 29 August 2012 on suspicion of offences under the Theft Act 1968. 33-year-old male journalist, arrested on 7 September 2012 on suspicion of offences under the Theft Act, Computer Misuse Act and on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

30-year-old Sun journalist, arrested on 20 September 2012 on suspicion of handling a stolen mobile phone. 61-year-old former News of the World Ireland editor Alex Marunchak, arrested on 2 October 2012 at his home in Kent on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Operation Rubicon (the British name given to the programme) Investigations into allegations surrounding former MSP Tommy Sheridan\’s defamation action against the News of the World and his subsequent conviction for perjury. Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, arrested on 30 May 2012 by Strathclyde Police on suspicion of committing perjury and charged the same day.

Douglas Wright, former News editor of the News of the World Scotland, arrested and charged on 17 August 2012 with perjury and conspiracy to hack phones. He also faces allegations of other data protection offences, Strathclyde Police said. Bob Bird, former editor of the News of the World Scotland, arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice during Sheridan\’s defamation action on 29 August.

 

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