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Terrorism Laws To Get Tougher Within Weeks, Government Vows



BBC News

Terrorism Laws To Get Tougher Within Weeks, Government Vows

Terror offenders will face more time in jail and be monitored more closely as part of new laws being introduced within weeks, the government has said.

Automatic early release from prison will be scrapped for terror offenders while a minimum jail term of 14 years for serious crimes will be introduced.

The Home Office said a bill would be brought before Parliament by mid-March.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government had faced "hard truths" since an attack in London in November.

Convicted terror offender Usman Khan had been on license from prison when he fatally stabbed Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt at Fishmongers' Hall near London Bridge on 29 November last year.

Khan had been released from jail on license in 2018, half-way through a 16-year sentence for terrorism offenses.

Following the November attack, the government launched an urgent review into the license conditions of 74 terror offenders who had been released early from prison.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51178840