Boris Johnson facing legal battle with human rights lawyers trying to overturn tough new terror laws


BORIS Johnson’s new laws to crack down on terrorists getting out of prison early could be challenged in court by human rights lawyers.

The laws scrapping automatic early release are under a threat days after the terror attack in Streatham.

Boris Johnson faces a court battle over new terror laws

Days after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people on a London street after being automatically freed from prison, human rights lawyers are trying to overturn new terror laws, the MailOnline reported.

Boris’ emergency legislation would stop automatic release so prisoners with disturbing terrorist ideology can’t be released into the public before their sentence is up.

But legal experts have said it would “certainly” be challenged by human rights lawyers acting for terrorists.

Lawyers could fight to have the new rules overturned, arguing it is unfair to apply the laws retrospectively to prisoners’ original sentences.

At least 18 more terrorist could be freed from prison over the next few months.

Amman had been freed from prison, despite bragging about his plans for a terror attack, and hopes to kill an MP.

The London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan killed two people after also being released automatically under the release laws brought in under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

The scrapping of automatic release was announced last night by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland following the latest terror attack in London.


Sudesh Amman had been bragging about his terror plots before being released