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Elizabeth II pardoned the killer who stopped the terrorist attack in London

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has pardoned Stephen Gallant, convicted of murder, who stopped a terrorist on London Bridge in 2019, he will be released 10 years earlier. Writes about this Daily Mail.
In November 2019, 28-year-old Usman Khan, previously convicted of terrorist activities and released ahead of schedule, stabbed a group of people on London Bridge with a knife. As a result, two people died, three were injured. Several passers-by managed to stop the terrorist. However, they did not know that the explosive device attached to Khan’s body was a fake. One of them was Stephen Gallant, 42, armed with a narwhal tusk, who was convicted of killing a firefighter. On that day, he received permission to leave the prison to participate in an event for prisoners.
The publication notes that Elizabeth II took advantage of the prerogative of pardon on the advice of the government. The British Justice Department reported that the decision was made in connection with “extremely brave actions” Gallant, who saved people, despite the danger to his own life. At the same time, the family of the killed firefighter supported the decision of the authorities. His son noted that what happened on the London Bridge shows how people can change.
Stephen Gallant will now be able to apply for parole in June 2021.
Another participant in the incident, a native of Poland, Lukasz Kochochik, said that he stopped the attacker with the help of a ceremonial pole five feet long (one and a half meters) one on one.

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