London officials urge early release reform after stabbing suspect shown to have history of terror-related offenses

Police officers work at the scene of Sunday’s terror stabbing attack in the Streatham area of south London Monday Feb. 3, 2020. Police in London say the man identified as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb and stabbed two people Sunday before being shot to death by police was recently released from prison, where he was serving for terrorism offenses. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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UPDATED 7:15 AM PT — Tuesday, February 4, 2020

London authorities confirmed the suspect involved this past weekend’s stabbing attack was released early for terror offenses, which has prompted calls for reform. The calls to action by the country’s prime minister come after 20-year-old Sudesh Amman went on a stabbing rampage, injuring three people.

Amman was known to promote violent Islamic extremist material, including encouraging his girlfriend to behead her parents. He was released last month after serving half his sentence for possessing and spreading terrorist material.

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Sudesh Amman. Police in London say he strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed multiple people on a London street before being shot to death by police. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now calling for the reform of early release laws for suspected terrorists.

“We do think it’s time to take action to ensure that people, irrespective of the law that we’re bringing in, do not qualify automatically for early release,” he stated. “A terrorist, people convicted of terrorist act offenses.”

The country’s justice secretary told members of parliament that terror offenders will only be considered for early release after serving two-thirds of their sentence. This will apply to current and future offenders.

Meanwhile, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Pro-Pakistani activists rally in London to denounce human rights violations in Kashmir

Members of a civil society group “Youth Forum for Kashmir” participate in an anti-India demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Kashmiris are observing the Indian Republic Day as Black Day in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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UPDATED 5:02 PM PT — Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hundreds of pro-Pakistani activists descended on an Indian diplomatic mission in London to decry ongoing tensions in the disputed province of Kashmir. At Sunday’s rally, Muslim activists accused India of what they called “ethnic cleansing” and the killing of innocent people in Kashmir.

“I’m here from Leeds to tell the world that what the Indians are doing in Kashmir is not right,” stated one protester.

Indian authorities said they are fighting Islamic terror elements in the province. However, activists claimed the decades long divided region of Kashmir poses a human rights issue.

“Today is Black Day, because the Kashmir citizens don’t have any democratic rights. They’ve been under occupation of India for 72 years. Today is one of many protests occurring in London to protest against atrocities and the human rights violations that have been occurring.” – Nila Kahn, human rights campaigner

Protesters further accused India of sectarian segregation and the repression of non-Hindu residents of Kashmir.

The rally also coincided with the Independence Day of India and the Freedom of Kashmir Day.

Indian soldiers march during Indian Republic day parade in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The day marks the anniversary of India’s democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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