Sentencing Council urges tougher jail terms for terrorist plotters

12 October 2017

The judicial body which promotes consistency across the courts has recommended tougher punishments in relation to terrorist offences, and in particular for those convicted of preparing acts of violence. The Sentencing Council has suggested that using social media to spread terror messages and encrypted communications to avoid detection should both count as aggravating factors in the severity of any offence. Read more.

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