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Can former terrorists be safely released?

After two young people involved in rehabilitating former convicts were killed on Friday by a convicted terrorist in the London Bridge attack, debate has raged over national security.

How can a country like Britain, based on the rule of law, ensure that radicalised terrorists can be safely released?

Hanif Qadir is a former al-Qaeda recruit who has worked as an adviser to the UK government and has spent nearly a decade running a counter-radicalisation organisation in London. He explains how he has worked closely with convicted terrorists released on licence.

(Photo: A police officer near the crime scene at London Bridge. Credit: EPA/Vickie Flores)

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