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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:31

Loophole that allowed Anjem Choudray to leave prison early will be closed

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The Telegraph has today reported that a legal loophole that allowed Anjem Choudray to leave prison earlier than expected will be closed.

It is proposed that any Jihads convicted of inviting support for terrorist groups such as ISIS will not be eligible for early release such as occurred in Mr Choudray’s case. Mr Choudray was released after serving half of his 5 ½ year sentence but will be subject to licence conditions. When sentenced by Mr Justice Holroyde in September 2016 the Judge expressed disappointment that he had no power to impose an extended sentence under the current legislation. It is also reported that Mr Choudray had refused to engage in de-radicalisation programmes whilst in prison. How quickly the Ministry of Justice acts to close the purported loophole is yet to be seen.

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