UK: Prison sentences for any serious crime to be increased for ‘terrorist connection’ under government plans

"Judges will be able to increase prison sentences for any serious crime by finding a “terrorist connection” under new government proposals.


Currently only specific offences, including murder, hijacking and causing explosions, can be subject to the measure.

But plans being considered by MPs would see judges consider whether there is a “proven terrorist connection” for any crime punishable by more than two years in prison.

The Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, which is being introduced in parliament on Wednesday, would also force terror offenders to spend longer in prison and increase monitoring following their release."

Prison sentences for any serious crime to be increased for ‘terrorist connection’ under government plans (The Independent, link)

 

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