Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from prison


Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed for inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released today.

The cleric , who was sentenced in 2016 to five-and-a-half years in prison, led an extremist network linked to violent jihadists, including one of the killers of soldier Lee Rigby in 2013.

Choudary, 51, has now served half of his sentence and will complete the rest under strict supervision. Police are preparing up to 25 measures to control him, according to the BBC.