And he was attending a ‘prisoner rehabilitation conference’ at the time of his attack.
Outrage is growing amid revelations that Usman Khan – from Pakistan – the attacker who killed two people on the London Bridge, was a convicted terrorist who had previously been jailed, and was attending a conference on ‘prisoner rehabilitation’ at the time of his attack.
Khan had been convicted of trying to attack the London Stock Exchange, and of attempting to set up a training camp for terrorists in Pakistan.
Despite the government having the authority to keep Khan in jail potentially forever, he was instead released, as the Conservative government (before Boris Johnson was in power), eliminated the law allowing Khan to be kept in detention to follow a ruling from the EU-controlled European Court of Human Rights.
Additionally, a judge changed the indefinite detention to a fixed term of 16 years in jail, with eligibility for parole after 8 years. That decision was made in 2013, following Khan’s jailing in 2012.
So, Khan was released and then went on to commit a terrorist act, a pathetic failure of the foolish politically-correct authorities and a legal system in the UK (like Canada’s) that seems to be built to protect and defend criminals and terrorists, rather than keep law-abiding Citizens safe from deadly danger.
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