Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has his assets frozen

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has had his assets frozen, days before he is due to leave prison.

The 51-year-old, who was jailed for five-and-a-half years for inviting support for the Islamic State group, is expected to be released on Friday.

The BBC understands police have been preparing a list of up to 20 measures to control the east London preacher.

The government's asset freezing team confirmed Choudary had been listed on a global record of known terrorists.

Former Met terror chief Richard Walton told BBC Newsnight that Choudary was a "hardened dangerous terrorist" and someone who has had a "huge influence on Islamist extremism in this country".
The international list, overseen by the United Nations Security Council, is designed to prevent targets spending money on their causes.

In the entry, Choudary, who headed the banned al-Muhajiroun network, is described as a resident of Frankland Prison in County Durham and also known by the alias, Abu Luqman.

It states that Choudary "pledged allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)".

BBC     News.

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