France: Muslim terrorist mastermind of Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher massacres is set to be freed
An Al-Qaeda terrorist linked to atrocities including the Charlie Hebdo massacre is about to be released from prison in France – amid fears that he may return to his family in Britain.
Muslim terrorist of Algerian origin Djamel Beghal, 52, is reaching the end of his combined sentences for a series of terrorism related crimes, including planning to blow up the American Embassy in Paris.
His wife, Sylvie, and their four children live in Leicester, where the Muslim terrorist built up his career as an undercover jihadi in the late 90s and early 2000s.
The British government banned Beghal from entering the UK in 2009, but his family have been fighting ‘to clear his name’ through the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
A security source in Paris said: “If he stays here, it will be under house arrest, so he naturally wants to go to another country.”
France wants to deport the terrorist on August 5, the day when he comes out of Vezin prison, in Rennes.
He has an Algerian passport, but his lawyers insist that his life would be in danger if he returns to the North African country where he was born.
Whilst in prison, Beghal is considered to have mentored Cherif Kouachi, the Muslim terrorist who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre with his brother, Said Kouachi, in January 2015.
He also has links with Amedy Kouachi, the ISIS terrorist who murdered four Jewish shoppers at a Kosher supermarket just after the Hebdo atrocity.