London terror attack: Making her stand clear against the terrorist activities, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that she is ready to break human rights laws if they get in way of stopping extremism and terrorism. May took to Twitter to express her stand on the matter. She shared a video of her’s in the wake of London attacks. “More 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,” May wrote as the caption of the video.
May said that she was looking at “how to make it easier to transport foreign terror suspects and to increase controls on extremists where it is thought they present a threat, but there is not enough evidence to act against them.” These statements came just after days of pressure on May over the policing cuts and questions over intelligence failures, reported ANI. However, May clarified that she only wants to impose travel restrictions on terrorist suspects.
Watch her statements here:
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
“But I can tell you a few of the things I mean by that: I mean 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. And I mean doing 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. And if human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change those laws so we can do it,” she added.
This might also be an attempt at strengthening the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) “When we reduced it to 14 days, we actually allowed for legislation to enable it to be at 28 days. We said there may be circumstances where it is necessary to do this. I will listen to what they think is necessary for us to do,” she said while mentioning that she’ll get in touch with intelligence agencies to find out what they exactly want.