Scores of terror prisoners rleased early, UK PM
LONDON 1 Dec (ANA) - Boris Johnson has told the BBC that 74 people jailed for terror offences and released early will have their licence conditions reviewed.
The Ministry of Justice launched the urgent review after convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who had served half of his sentence, killed two people in a knife attack at London Bridge on Friday.
The prime minister claimed scrapping early release would have stopped him.
But Labour is blaming budget cuts for "missed chances to intervene".
One of the victims has been named by police as 25-year-old Jack Merritt. The second victim has not been named, but the University of Cambridge has confirmed she was a former student.
One of the three other people injured was a member of staff from the university.
Dr Vin Diwakar, medical director for NHS London, said two victims remain in a stable condition in hospital, while a third has been discharged.
They were all attending an event to mark five years of the Learning Together programme - which gives students and inmates the opportunity to study together to help reduce re-offending.
Friday's attack was brought to an end when police shot Khan dead.
The 28-year-old had previously been jailed over a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange in 2012.
He was sentenced to indeterminate detention for "public protection" with a minimum jail term of eight years.
This sentence would have allowed him to be kept in prison beyond the minimum term.
But in 2013, the Court of Appeal quashed the sentence, replacing it with a 16-year-fixed term of which Khan should serve half in prison.
He was released on licence in December 2018 - subject to an "extensive list of licence conditions", Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.(ANA)
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