'Dangerous' Islamist Preacher Set To Be Released Early From U.K. Prison

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A notorious, London-based Islamic preacher who was convicted of exhorting people to join the Islamic State and sentenced to serve five and a half years will soon walk out of prison early. Anjem Choudary was convicted by a U.K. court in August 2016 and is set to be released on probation next month. But Choudary remains "genuinely dangerous," Prisons Minister Rory Stewart tells the Evening Standard , adding that U.K. security officials and police will have to watch the 51-year-old cleric "like a hawk." Choudary's early release is pro forma under U.K. law. "Most prisoners must be automatically released at the halfway point of their sentence," a spokesman from Stewart's office told NPR, citing the the 2003 Criminal Justice Act . Choudary was credited...

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'Dangerous' Islamist Preacher Set To Be Released Early From U.K. Prison

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