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Craig Murray is a former UK diplomat, human rights activist, and blogger who was imprisoned on August 1st 2021 on a contempt of court charge for publishing details from the trial of Scottish MP Alex Salmond on his blog and on twitter. Alex Salmond was on trial over charges of sexual harassment and attempted rape, and himself found not guilty; Murray covered the trial alleging the Scottish National Party leadership, the Scottish government, the Crown Office and Scottish police had conspired to frame Salmond. Craig Murray has become the first person in the last 70 years to be incarcerated for media contempt for writing on his blog, and the first ever to be prosecuted under “jigsaw” identification, meaning readers could have put the pieces of the case together by reading his blog. What are the implications of Craig Murray’s contempt of court charge?

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