Home Secretary 'looking carefully' at call to rewrite 650-year-old TREASON law so returning jihadis can be tried like Lord Haw-Haw

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Post by phildidge on Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:18 pm

Britain's 650-year-old treason law could be updated to allow jihadists returning from Syria to be prosecuted, the Home Secretary has said.

Sajid Javid told the House of Commons yesterday that a change to the 1351 Treason Act was 'worth considering carefully'.

Mr Javid has vowed to block ISIS bride Shamima Begum from returning to the UK after she pleaded to be allowed back with her newborn son.

The last person convicted of treason in the UK was wartime Nazi propagandist Lord Haw-Haw who was hanged in 1946.

Mr Javid was asked by Tory colleague Julian Lewis whether he would consider revamping the treason law to 'specify that it is treason to support a group that one knows intends to attack the UK or is fighting UK forces'.

Oxford constitutional law professor Richard Ekins had argued in an article on Sunday that the 1351 law should be updated.

The Home Secretary replied: 'This is a complex situation and we should always be looking to see what tools we have at our disposal to ensure that those who are guilty of terrorism, or of supporting terrorist groups, are brought to justice.

'That means ensuring that we have the right laws in place.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6719039/Home-Secretary-looking-carefully-call-rewrite-treason-law.html

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:01 pm

it's a shame that blair removed the death penalty for treason, but then I suppose that was self preservation

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