Ministers powerless over Choudary’s ‘joke’ jail term: Legal loophole means sentence cannot be reviewed

Ministers are powerless to demand an increase in the ‘lenient’ sentence handed down to Anjem Choudary, it emerged last night.

There was a public outcry yesterday after it emerged that the notorious hate preacher could be released after serving less than half his five-and-a-half-year jail term.

But a legal loophole means the case cannot be reviewed by the Attorney General and sent to the Court of Appeal to be lengthened.

I remain convinced that he was working for MI5.

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