Terror legislation watchdog rejects call to change treason laws

Sajid Javid asked officials to consider move to increase powers to deal with Britons who plot or carry out attacks

Proposals to renew treason laws in a bid to tackle Britons who fight on behalf of extremist groups or enemy states should be rejected, the terror legislation watchdog has said in his inaugural speech in the role.

Jonathan Hall QC, who was appointed as an independent reviewer of terrorism legislation in May, said treason laws, which date back to 1351, should be left alone.

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Author: Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent | Source

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