Jailed UK cleric moved to isolation after refuses to stop preaching hate: report

Notorious UK Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary has been moved into isolation at a high-security jail after he failed to stop preaching his extremist views despite warnings from prison authorities, the Sunday Times reports.

Choudary is reportedly the first known Islamist to be moved to the specially-created unit at HMP Frankland, however the Ministry of Justice has refused to identify the prisoners held in the unit.Choudary was jailed for five-and-a-half years in September 2016 for encouraging support for the Islamic State militant group.

He and co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, used a series of talks posted on YouTube to invite backing for the group, and pledged their allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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