The notorious hate and radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary convicted in 2016 of inspiring support for the Islamic State,fighters and terror attackers, was released from Belmarsh prison in southeast London on Friday morning.
The 51-year-old self-styled cleric who used his Twitter handle to gain attention, will be banned from social media. His name has been added to a United Nations sanctions list, which means he is subject to an assets freeze and travel ban.
Choudary has been the inspiration for many young people, who have then decided to take up violent jihad and this man has been one of the nexus points of extremism in the country.
Choudary’s was release, half way through his five-and-a-half-year sentence, has sparked outrage after the prisons minister himself admitted .
director of the Faith Matters counter-extremism group, said the punishment should have been fully served.
Under the parole system for England and Wales, prisoners are automatically released halfway through their sentence as long as they have shown good behavior.
Anjem Choudary will also be subject to a package of restrictions including the obligation to have all travel plans approved, electronic tagging, a nighttime curfew and a requirement to stay within a set area. He will be able to attend only certain mosques and will be banned from contacting individuals who are known or believed to have been charged with or convicted of extremist-related offenses without prior approval.
Kokolevel understands that he will spend the first part of his release period in a probation hostel, and be heavily restricted after being freed into the community.
A lengthy list of conditions were expected to include electronic monitoring, heavily restricted internet access and communications, and bans on associating with fellow extremists, speaking publicly, holding meetings or entering exclusion zones.