Diehard terrorist linked to 9/11 could be freed next month


A well-known recruiter for terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, is set to be freed from Simpang Renggam prison next month. – EPA pic, October 19, 2019.

POTA detainee Yazid Sufaat with links to international terrorist organisations, including the branch of al-Qaeda responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the US, could be set free next month upon the expiry of his detention order, the Straits Times reports.

His possible release from the Simpang Renggam prison, where the US-trained biochemist has spent the last two years in detention without trial, has sent alarm bells ringing across the Causeway, not least because the man who once tried to launch bomb attacks on its shores has shown no sign of repentance.


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