ISIS convict Ubaydullah Hussain released from prison

Ubaydullah Hussain - John Christian EldenPhoto: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

36-year-old Ubaydullah Hussain was released from prison on Monday after serving two-thirds of his nine-year prison sentence for participating in ISIS.

Hussain was arrested when, according to police, he was on his way to Syria in 2015. He was convicted in the Supreme Court in 2018 for participating in the terrorist-listed organization, as well as for recruitment and providing financial or material support to the organization.

Hussain pleaded not guilty. On Monday, he was released after being granted parole, the newspaper VG reports.

After a long process, before Christmas of 2021, it became known that he would not be released on parole as it was not justifiable in terms of security and because he was a leading figure in ISIS. 

Hussain complained to the Norwegian Correctional Service (Kriminalomsorgen) and has now received approval for parole. His lawyer John Christian Elden is critical of how the application for parole has been processed. He believes the processing time in the case was too long.

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