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Usman Khan: The London Bridge attacker was “watched by MI5, but not under constant surveillance”

Usman Khan and eight other jihadist aspirants, inspired by Al Qaeda, have planned to train in Pakistan and gain experience in conducting repeated Kashmir attacks. for the launch of mumbai-style atrocities in Britain.

The 2012 minutes indicated that the list of targets to be reached was the US Embassy, ​​the Stock Exchange, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, the synagogues and the seat of the Church of Scientology of London. Pubs and public washrooms in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

The group was spotted early by MI5, who searched their homes and cars and arrested them before they could commit attacks.

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Judge Wilkie, who sentenced them in 2012, described what had taken place as “a serious, long-term terrorist venture that could have resulted in atrocities in Britain”. He added that Khan and two others appeared to be the “most serious” terrorists in the group.

The question now is how, despite all this, the 28-year-old Khan was free and able to run wild, armed with knives and dressed in a false suicide waistcoat, sowing terror and stabbing several people, killing two people at London Bridge. .

Khan was released under license in December 2018 from a reduced sentence on appeal. The independent understands that, as a recently released prisoner, he was under surveillance by MI5 but was not under constant surveillance. Such monitoring involves a number of security measures rather than tracking a target at any time.

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According to security officials, there was no reason to watch around the clock because nothing indicated that he had returned to terrorism.

“It is very difficult to prevent someone from buying a knife and carrying out an attack,” said a senior security official. “Nothing indicated that he was trying to lead an attack and we are obviously deploying resources according to the level of risk.”

“We have the same situation with jihadists returning from abroad; it would be very difficult to prevent them from using knives or cars to carry out attacks.

“The different aspects of sentencing are public documents, these are issues that have been settled by the courts as a result of judicial proceedings. However, we are faced with a situation in which a number of prisoners may be released as part of their sentence in the near future. “

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Property searches and interviews with connoisseurs of Khan do not indicate at this stage, according to security officials, that it was part of a larger plot, and no jihadist manifesto describing it. his action has not been found so far. But, they warn, this could change as the investigation continues.

The attack quickly led to accusations and political recriminations, as was the case two weeks before the general election.

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Everyone expects Donald Trump to have a say in this and the state of security in Britain when he travels to London for the 70th NATO Leaders’ Conference , next week.

Sadiq Khan, the Labor mayor, whom the US president has criticized more than once for supposedly allowing London to sink into lawlessness, has questioned the lack of resources due to conservative cuts. “You can not dissociate terrorism and security from cuts in police resources, probation and the tools available to judges.”

The Minister of Security, Brandon Lewis, did not want to know if the attack was the result of a failure of the authorities. He repeatedly refused to comment on the details of what had happened, but said that a more in-depth assessment of the sentences imposed on violent criminals was needed.

Mr Lewis argued that it would be “inappropriate and dangerous” to speculate on how Khan was able to arm himself even though he had a prison license. He told the BBC: “I think it’s fair that we should re-examine the sentences handed down … The Prime Minister has … already formulated this point and very clearly last night. We will want to act very quickly because our top priority is the safety of people across the country. “

Khan was in fact released under the Interior Ministry, Sajid Javid, under parole rules introduced by another conservative house secretary, Theresa May.

After being convicted by Judge Wilkie in February 2012, Khan was sentenced to up to eight years’ imprisonment for the protection of the population (IPP). The Court of Appeal quashed this indefinite sentence in April 2013 and replaced it with a 16-year sentence plus an extension of the five-year license term. .

Khan was released under the predecessor of Secretary of State for the Interior Priti Patel, Sajid Javid (PA)

At the hearing of the sentence, Lord Justice Leveson said: “There is no doubt that anyone found guilty of such an offense could be legitimately considered dangerous. There is an argument to conclude that anyone found guilty of such an offense should be encouraged to demonstrate that he can be released safely. such a decision should then be left to the Parole Board for review, shortly before the date on which release became possible. “

The Parole Board, however, emphasized that this had nothing to do with release. In a statement, he said: “Given the gravity of this attack, it is understandable that there is speculation about the release of the attacker in prison.

“The Parole Board can confirm that it has not contributed to the release of the individual identified as the attacker, who appears to have been automatically released under license (in accordance with the law), without ever being referred to the commission. “

According to some sources, Khan would have been released because he had agreed to wear a bracelet at the ankle. Whatever the case may be, Khan had spent 408 days in pre-trial detention, which was taken into account on the date of his release. He was eligible for release after serving half of his 16-year prison sentence, minus the time that he had already spent in pre-trial detention.

Khan’s lawyer, Vajahat Sharif, said his client had asked to join a de-radicalization program in prison after being disillusioned by Islamic extremism. He told the Guardian that extremists may have targeted him to be “rethought” after his release.

Robert Emerson, a security analyst, said that there would be much confusion in the public mind about the rules according to which those convicted of violent terrorist offenses are released. The government needs clarity and a more standardized and transparent early release procedure. “

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