Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has his financial assets FROZEN by the UN

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has his financial assets FROZEN by UN just days before he’s freed early from jail to live under £2m-a-year surveillance

  • Notorious cleric linked to terrorists is due for release from prison from today
  • Ahead of release, he was added to a UN sanctions list, freezing his finances
  • He’ll also be subject to 25 different licence conditions to control him 

Anjem Choudary had his assets frozen yesterday just days before he is due to be set free from prison.

The notorious hate preacher has been added to a United Nations sanctions list which means his finances are frozen, he is subject to a travel ban and an ‘arms embargo’.

Yesterday it also emerged that the 51-year-old will be banned from leaving London after his release from jail to stop him from radicalising others around Britain.

Specifically he will be barred from going to London’s St Pancras station, any port or City Airport and his passport will be seized to prevent him fleeing overseas to promote the jihadi cause.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary – who inspired some of Britain’s most notorious terrorists – is to be released on Friday and moved to a bail hostel

The restrictions are among 25 licence conditions that will be imposed on Choudary when he is freed this week after serving half of his sentence for inviting support for the Islamic State.

The former leader of the banned group Al-Muhajiroun was sentenced to five and half years in prison in 2016 after being caught swearing an oath of allegiance to the terror group.

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But because he spent a short period on remand before he was convicted he is eligible for release on licence from Wednesday, after serving less than half his term.

This is despite government ministers lining up to warn that he remains ‘genuinely dangerous’ to the public after he inspired some of Britain’s most dangerous terrorists.

Choudary was jailed for five and half years for terror charges in 2016. He is now eligible of automatic release having served half the term

For the rest of the sentence period, he will be subject to licence conditions which are among the most stringent ever to be placed on a British citizen.

A huge security operation set to cost around £2million a year will be launched on his release, involving monitoring by MI5, counter-terrorism police and probation staff to implement an extensive list of controls, including a ban on him going outside the M25.

Other requirements will prohibit Choudary from contacting anyone he knows or believes to have been convicted of an extremist offence or anyone associated with a list of more than extremist organisations, including IS, al-Qaeda, the al-Muhajiroun group that he founded, and its offshoots such as Need4Khalifah.

He will be specifically barred from any contact with Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, the London extremist previously jailed for soliciting murder with whom he was convicted in 2016.

Any radicalising, preaching or similar grooming activity, including talking to children, will be similarly outlawed.

Nor will he be allowed to organise meetings, speak to the media, or attend certain mosques.

There are fears Choudary, who previously mocked up a picture of Buckingham Palace as a mosque, could go back to radicalising young men after his release this week

Choudary will also banned from using any smartphone, laptop or other internet-enabled device without permission from the authorities and subjected to examination of his search history on any occasion that he is given the go-ahead.

He will have to hand over the solitary phone that he will initially be allowed for inspection whenever requested.

Choudary will have to comply with a number of standard requirements including maintaining good behaviour, receiving visits from and keeping in contact with his supervising probation officer and living under a curfew at an approved address, a form of secure hostel in London to enable him to be monitored closely.

Choudary is barred from contacting partner-in-crime Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Any breach of the conditions, which will potentially last until July 2021, will allow him to be taken back into prison to serve the remaining portion of his sentence.

The decision to keep Choudary in London, rather than moving him to another part of the country, was based partly on the presence here of his family which he will be entitled to see.

Another key reason is the expertise of the Met and London probation staff at dealing with high-risk offenders and their greater capacity for coping with dangerous extremists.

Preventing him from leaving the capital is also intended to allow the threat he posed to be contained and to avoid the risk that Choudary, who has previously helped to create extremist hotbeds in towns such as Luton and Crawley, might radicalise others elsewhere.

The former terrorism watchdog, Lord Anderson told Parliament last week that ‘as many as 25 per cent of British jihadis convicted between 2001 and 2015’ were associated with Choudary’s organisations, ‘outnumbering the 10 per cent linked to al-Qaeda and the 5 per cent linked to ISIS [Islamic State]’.

Last week security minister Ben Wallace said: ‘We are alert to the threat people like him pose and we will make sure we do what steps we need to mitigate it.’

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ‘We do not comment on individuals.’ 

Web of hate: How Anjem Choudary’s sermons inspired a generation of home-grown terrorists and radicals 

The hate-filled circle around Anjem Choudary was a breeding ground for the Islamic extremism which plagued Britain in the last two decades.

Former law-student Choudary, who previously called for adulterers to be stoned to death and branded UK troops ‘cowards’, always hid behind free speech rules whenever challenged by the authorities.

But the group he helped to set up were linked to a series of terrorist attacks, as easily-influenced young men became inspired by his twisted vision of jihad.

The best known of his disciples was Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who, along with Michael Adebowale, attacked Fusilier Lee Rigby with a meat cleaver in Woolwich in 2013 in a murder which shocked the country.

Anjem Choudary was at the centre of a web of extremists who operated in London

Adebolajo was a supporter of Choudary’s al-Muhajiroun group and was pictured standing behind the hate preacher in 2007.

After the incident, Choudary said Adebolajo was ‘a practising Muslim and a family man’ who he was ‘proud of’.

But he denied encouraging the killer to carry out the attack, insisting he was ‘channeling the energy of the youth through demonstrations and processions’.

London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt  also joined one of Choudary’s rallies, this time on College Green outside the Palace of Westminster in 2013.

There, Butt ‘verbally assaulted’ a moderate Muslim leader who had opposed Choudary’s extremist rhetoric.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Reza Haque, thought of as Choudary’s bodyguard, disappeared from Britain in 2014.

A photograph taken in Syria showed him in a balaclava and camouflage clothing, brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle and he has since been suspected as being a tall figure in ISIS’s horrific execution films.

Siddhartha Dhar, who once ran Choudary’s media operation, was also seen posing in a military style coat and boots, brandishing an assault rifle and holding his new born baby in Syria, labelling the picture ‘Generation Khilafah’.

In December 2014, two other close associates were discovered in the back of a lorry at Dover as they tried to leave the country.

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was also linked to Choudary through Ibrahim Anderson, an al-Muhajiroun activist convicted of inviting support for ISIS in 2016. 



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