Terrorism: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

How many returning jihadist fighters have been prosecuted (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully in the last five years.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The CPS does not collate or publish data on categories of offender such as foreign terrorist fighters. However, latest figures from the Home Office for all types of terrorism cases (which includes Foreign Terrorist Fighters) show that last year 84 people were tried following charges brought by the CPS for terrorism-related offences, resulting in 76 convictions. The remaining 8 were found not guilty.

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