!980 Iranian Embassy hijacker to be freed

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  1. From the Mirror so it must be true:

    Source: The Mirror

    THE only terrorist to survive the 1980 Iranian embassy siege will be freed from prison this week.

    And officials say Fowzi Badavi Nejad can stay in Britain despite his involvement in the murderous plot - because he faces the death penalty if sent home to Iran.

    The 50-year-old's parole was agreed on Monday after he spent 28 years in prison over the siege which ended when the SAS stormed the West London building live on TV.

    He was given "discretionary leave to remain" in the UK by the Home Office and will be allowed to work and claim benefits after it was judged he is not a risk to public safety.

    But Nejad is likely to be given special immigration status in around six months - stripping him of the right to claim state cash.

    White hall hopes therestrictions will force Nejad to move abroad and avert a diplomatic row with Iran.

    An intelligence assessment by MI6 concluded there was no serious threat to his life from Tehran. But Iran wants to put him on trial and earlier this year accused Britain of "double standards" over terrorism after deportation was ruled out.

    Nejad was one of six terrorists who took over the embassy in Kensington, seizing 26 hostages.

    Secretly trained by Saddam Hussein, they demanded independence for part of Iran.

    PM Maggie Thatcher ordered the SAS to storm the building after they murdered a hostage who was thrown into the street.

    In a daring operation, troops abseiled from the roof and blew out the windows.

    They burst in and shot dead the other five terrorists before freeing the hostages.

    Nejad was saved when several women embassy staff stepped in to stop his killing.

    He got life at the Old Bailey for conspiracy to murder, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm and manslaughter.

    Ministers did not want to give asylum to a terrorist but cannot deport him under the Human Rights Act.

    Better send Big John and Snapper to finish the job. :wink:
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    been done mate
  3. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    The SAS team from the siege have asked to meet him on his release.

    62,182 former soldiers, 285,000 policemen, 12,543 TA Officers, 1.5 million lifelong civilians and over a thousand family pets - all of whom were first on the balcony that day - will be given a private audience once a suitable venue has been located.
  4. Dodge the bullets of the SAS.
    Survive 28 years in a British Nick.
    And then after release, Lay low in the UK for several months minding your own business.

    Only to be sent back to Iran for Beheading..!

    You'd be gutted...!
  5. Given that Iraq sponsored the whole episode shouldn't they take this bloke back?
  6. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Maybe the Iranians are going to storm the prison before he is released

  7. As second man in I'm not best pleased.
  8. :D :D :D You old cynic you.....................
  9. Why let him out at all?

    Not a public danger my arrse.
  10. Is that the bit from spy hard where the singing and dancing nuns come after the terrorists with the SMGs?
  11. This I like! :D
  12. Must have been BLOODY Crowded on there.
    Good job Health and Safety was more "Relaxed" in 1980! :wink:
  13. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    No, its a news pic of some Iranian women only SF group, might be wrong though :D
  14. No Beheaded :twisted:
  15. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    When he's released, put his kit in a day sack and give him a ticket home via the tube. Then a quick phone call to the Met should sort him out.