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British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

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British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that people convicted of terrorism offences should not be allowed out of prison early after it was revealed the London Bridge attacker was released from jail last year before the end of his sentence.

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British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said people convicted of terror offenses must not be allowed out of prison early - after it was revealed that London Bridge attacker Usman Khan was released from jail last year before the end of his sentence.

Johnson made his comments while visiting the scene of Friday's (November 29) attack with Home Secretary Priti Patel and emergency workers.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "As I, we (Conservative Party) say in the manifesto (ahead of the upcoming December 12 election) we want to toughen up sentences for serious and violent offenses.

And I've said for a long time now, that I think the practice of automatic, early release where we cut a sentence in half and let really serious and violent offenders out early, simply isn't working.

And I think you've had some very good evidence of how that isn't working, I'm afraid, with this case.'' Khan was wrestled to the ground by bystanders and then shot dead by police.

A man and a woman were also killed in the attack.




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