Abdalraouf Abdallah, A convicted terrorist facilitator, has refused to cooperate with the official inquiry into the Manchester Arena attack
A convicted terrorist facilitator who was in contact with the Manchester Arena bomber in the months leading up to the terrorist attack is about to be released from prison.
Official sources have now confirmed to Sky News that Abdalraouf Abdallah, 27, will be released from prison this week.
Abdallah was first jailed in 2016 after being found guilty of helping people travel to Syria to join with the so-called Islamic State group.
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The official inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing was told how he had refused to engage with the inquiry’s lawyers, who had visited him in prison in an effort to persuade him to cooperate with the legal proceedings.
In September, the inquiry was told that Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, had visited Abdallah in prison twice, with the two men in regular telephone contact around the time that Abedi was preparing to source the components needed for his backpack bomb.
Counsel to the inquiry, Paul Greaney QC said: “We have no doubt he is a witness with important evidence to give. We hope on reflection, he will cooperate, so we will press him to give evidence before the inquiry.”
Abdallah is not the only person who had refused to cooperate with the lawyers in the inquiry. The family of the terrorist Salman Abedi have also declined to take part in any of the legal proceedings.
Abdallah is paralysed from the waist down, after having been badly injured while fighting alongside a rebel group that was trying overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator back in 2011.
But in the years that followed back in the UK, the man was still considered to be a dangerous Islamic radicaliser, who had provided money and helped to facilitate the travel to Syria for those who were intending to join with the terrorist group ISIS.
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A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said: “Terrorists released on licence are supervised by the Probation Service, with the support of police and the security services, and subject to strict conditions.”
“If they break those conditions they can be brought back to prison.”
Abdallah will be placed in a form of specialist probation service accommodation, far away from the Manchester area, and he will not be permitted to go anywhere close to Manchester city centre.