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UK man convicted of planning terror attacks on London tourist sites

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An armed policeman secures the site of an incident after a man has been shot by armed police at a street in Streatham, London, Britain, 02 February 2020. According to reports, a man has been shot by police in terrorist-related incident. Reports also state several people have been stabbed.

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A former Uber driver was convicted of plotting attacks on London tourist sites. He was acquitted of terrorism in 2018 after he was arrested for attacking police with a sword outside Buckingham Palace.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, was found guilty of preparing terrorist acts and other terrorism charges.
Prosecutors said he planned a van, gun or knife attack on targets including Madame Tussauds wax museum, London’s gay pride parade and an open-top sightseeing bus. He was arrested after he told his plans to undercover police officers posing as fellow extremists.
In 2017, Chowdhury was charged with preparing an act of terrorism after slashing police officers with a sword, but was acquitted in 2018 after claiming he was trying to provoke the officers to shoot him dead. He later said he was deceiving the jury at his first trial and that he wanted to “unleash death and suffering” on non-Muslims after absorbing sermons from extremist preachers.
Last week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that terrorists that are currently in jail will lose their right to early release halfway through their sentences.
The move follows the Streatham terror attack, when an ISIS fanatic was shot dead by undercover police officers after stabbing two people. He had recently been released from prison for terror offenses and was under active surveillance by the counter-terror authorities.

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