Osama bin Laden’s “Anthrax Scientist” Freed by Malaysia

A Malaysian scientist who recruited terrorists for Islamic State and al-Qaeda and tried to help Osama bin Laden develop anthrax for use as a biological weapon was released from prison on 20 Nov.

“Yazid Sufaat was released this morning from the Simpang Renggam prison in Johor and sent back to his home in Kuala Lumpur,” said Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, head of Malaysian police’s Special Branch counterterrorism division. Sufaat’s release followed a decision by the Prevention of Terrorism Board and he would be required to wear an electronic monitoring device, added Ayob.

Read the full story at South China Morning Post.

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