May says will rip up human rights laws in terror fight
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will rip up human rights laws that impede her government’s fight against terrorism in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.
I’m clear: if human rights laws get in the way of tackling extremism and terrorism, we will change those laws to keep British people safe. pic.twitter.com/8EfUJYUDMK
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 6, 2017
The premier made the comments about her security agenda on Tuesday as the June 8 general election was approaching.
On Saturday, terror on and near the London Bridge left at least seven people dead and wounded nearly 50 others.
May said she would seek “longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences. I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries.”
The Conservative leader also vowed to do more to “restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court.”