74 terrorist prisoners released early: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
LONDON: Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday that security was intensifying monitoring of convicted terrorists released from prison early, as the London Bridge attack was involved in the election campaign.
With less than two weeks before Britain goes to the polls, law and order have risen to the top of the electoral agenda after Usman Khan, 28, killed two people on Friday before he was killed Shot by the police. The prime minister also revealed that about 74 people with terrorist convictions had been released early from prison similar to Khan, who was released from jail last December.
They are being properly monitored to ensure there is no threat, Johnson told the BBC. We have taken many measures, as you can imagine in the last 48 hours, he said, adding that it will not provide details of the operation. Meanwhile, the Islamic State group has published a statement in which responsibility for Friday's attack is attributed through its.
The group did not provide any evidence for their claim. Johnson was eager to portray his rival for Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn as weak on crime, blaming the Labor Party for introducing a law that automatically released some prisoners when he was in government in 2008. The leader has promised that if regains power this month will end the early release for terrorist offenses and introduce minimum sentences of 14 years, and some convicts will never be released.
The proposals were not in the formal manifesto of the conservatives published last Sunday. We are going to present tougher sentences for serious sexual and violent criminals and for terrorists, Johnson told the BBC. I absolutely regret the fact that this man was on the street, I think he was absolutely repulsive and we will take action. He wrote an article that establishes the new position in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, under the title: Give me a majority and I will keep you safe from terror. ” Critics criticized him for appearing to politicize Friday's attack, including the father of the first victim named. David Merritt confirmed on Twitter the death of his son Jack Merritt, 25. He also responded to the political rage surrounding the attack. It is not the indulgent policies that are to blame, it is the destruction of the probation service that is supposed to monitor ... prisoners after release and rehabilitation services, he wrote. “Since 2010, these services have been reduced to the bone. As a result, we are all less safe. ” On Sunday, the other victim was identified as 23-year-old Saskia Jones. Johnson's political opponents pointed out that his Conservative Party has been in power for almost a decade, but had chosen not to tighten the laws terrorism Judgment Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran peace activist, said he believed convicted terrorists should not necessarily serve their full prison sentences. It depends on the circumstances, it depends on the sentence, but crucially it depends on what they have done in prison, he told Sky News on Sunday.