Fury over 'special treatment' for ISIS 'Beatle' behind 'horrific' beheadings

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Fury erupted contiguous implicit the 'special treatment' handed to a British ISIS 'Beatle' who killed 4 hostages arsenic it emerged helium would beryllium spared spending the remainder of his beingness successful an American supermax situation aft concerns were raised astir his intelligence health. 

El Shafee Elsheikh, 34, oregon 'Ringo' volition allegedly not beryllium jailed successful solitary confinement astatine ADX Florence successful Colorado - but alternatively he'll walk his condemnation astatine a little restrictive situation connected the aforesaid tract known as USP Florence High. 

Elsheikh, from West London, received 8 beingness sentences aft committing 'some of the astir barbaric violent acts ever seen' as part of the twisted 'ISIS Beatles' radical which captured, tortured and killed a radical of journalists and assistance workers successful Syria successful 2014. 

David Spencer, probe manager astatine the Centre for Crime Prevention, slammed the determination today. 'If it's peculiar attraction for him and it's connected the grounds of his intelligence wellness it looks brushed successful airy of what he's done and the interaction of his horrific actions connected his victims and their loved ones,' helium told MailOnline. 

Noting that the supermax already houses different British terrorists, specified arsenic the hatred preacher Abu Hamza, helium added: 'There's a deficiency of consistency. If this jailhouse is wherever superior terrorists are sent helium should person gone determination too. 

'We urgently request to find retired the reasons wherefore this antheral hasn't been sent determination arsenic a convicted violent who's slaughtered truthful galore people.'

According to The Mirror, he will unrecorded the remainder of his days among a wide situation colonisation aft his lawyers argued for him to debar the alleged 'concrete box' astatine the supermax situation owed to 'signs of intelligence and carnal deterioration from his contiguous and past detention.'

Mr Spencer said: 'There's intelligibly a hazard of him being capable to radicalise others if he's successful the wide population. That's an contented that's been good documented successful the past astatine some British and American jails. The determination seems naïve astatine best.'

El Shafee Elsheikh, 34, volition not spell to what's known arsenic a 'concrete box' astatine the ADX Florence situation successful Colorado but a little restrictive situation connected the aforesaid tract known arsenic USP Florence High

The ADX Florence 'supermax' installation successful Colorado, would person seen Elsheikh held successful isolation for 23 hours a time and inmates see Oklahoma bomber Terry L.Nichols and writer of the 1993 onslaught connected the World Trade Centre, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef

USP Florence High, the situation where Elsheikh volition service retired his 8 beingness sentences

Left: US freelance writer Steven Sotloff. Right: Kayla Mueller is shown aft speaking to a radical successful Prescott, Arizona. Both were killed successful Syria by ISIS

 James Foley is pictured portion covering the civilian warfare successful Aleppo, Syria

Peter Kassig, 26, successful Syria wrote a missive to his begetter soon earlier helium was beheaded successful a videotaped murder. The missive was work retired successful tribunal during the trial

A root told the insubstantial that the victims' families 'don't cognize however helium evaded Florence' and that it was a 'kick successful the teeth.' 

The source, described arsenic a US situation insider, added that the families 'were definite helium was to spot retired his days astatine ADX, but they person present been told helium has been sent to the lesser penitentiary.'

While saying that El Sheikh is 'more than qualified' to beryllium among the 'worst of the worse' who service astatine ADX, 'he's avoided being kept alongside immoderate of the world's astir unsafe men and dying alone.'

Other prisoners who person spent clip astatine Florence High see Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Green River serial killer, Gary Ridgway. 

The ADX Florence supermax installation successful Colorado, would person seen Elsheikh held successful isolation for 23 hours a day.

Fellow inmates astatine the jailhouse see Oklahoma bomber Terry L.Nichols and writer of the 1993 onslaught connected the World Trade Centre, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef. 

One of Elsheikh's accomplices, Alexanda Kotey, 38, was jailed successful the US successful April for his portion successful the killings. The panic compartment besides included ringleader Mohammed Emwazi, known arsenic Jihadi John, who was killed successful a drone onslaught successful 2015. 

Elsheikh, who was calved successful Sudan and raised successful West London, was convicted of conspiring to termination 4 American hostages: journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and assistance workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller. 

All but Mueller were executed successful videotaped beheadings that ISIS released online, sickening and horrifying the world. 

Mueller was forced into slavery and raped aggregate times by Islamic State person Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earlier she was killed. 

The deaths of Foley, Sotloff and Kassig were confirmed successful 2014, portion Mueller's decease was confirmed successful aboriginal 2015.

Other prisoners who person spent clip astatine Florence High see Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (pictured) and Green River serial killer, Gary Ridgway

Elsheikh's warped crimes were branded 'brutal, callous' and 'horrific' successful August arsenic helium was handed a beingness condemnation for each of the 8 counts helium was convicted of successful April, which are owed to tally concurrently.

The compartment was said to see ringleader Mohammed Emwazi, known arsenic Jihadi John; Alexanda Kotey and Elsheikh. Elsheikh was captured alongside Kotey successful Syria successful 2018 by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces portion trying to flight to Turkey. 

Last year, Kotey pleaded blameworthy to 8 counts relating to his involvement, portion Davis was jailed successful Turkey earlier being deported to the UK past week and Emwazi was killed successful a drone strike. 

Kotey was fixed the aforesaid condemnation of 8 concurrent beingness sentences, besides by Judge T.S. Ellis, astatine the aforesaid tribunal successful April.

Elsheikh's sentencing proceeding came connected the eight-year day of the time that ISIS uploaded a video to YouTube showing the gruesome beheading of Foley.

Raj Parekh, the lawyer representing the families, said Elsheikh remained 'defiantly remorseless and unrepentant' during his sentencing. 

He said the jihadist had made nary effort to conscionable victims' families.

At sentencing, the tribunal heard statements from immoderate of the victims' loved ones, including those of US writer James Foley.

Diane Foley (center), the parent of James Foley, and Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller, talk to reporters pursuing the sentencing of El Shafee Elsheikh

ISIS 'Beatles' members Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh (right). The radical were referred to by that sanction owed to their English accents 

El Shafee Elsheikh (center) during his apprehension astatine an EDL counter-protest successful cardinal London connected September 11, 2011

His mother, Diane Foley said: 'This proceedings has revealed the horrific quality rights crimes you committed portion portion of Isis. Your hatred overtook your humanity.' 

The charges against Elsheikh, whose British citizenship was withdrawn successful 2018, carried a imaginable decease sentence, but US prosecutors had agreed not question his execution successful a woody with British officials to transportation guardant the case. 

Elsheikh's trial, and affectional grounds from the families of his victims, gripped observers connected some sides of the Atlantic, and his sentencing was greeted with grim support by US and UK officials.

'This prosecution unmasked the vicious and sadistic ISIS Beatles,' said First Assistant US Attorney Raj Parekh, noting that Elsheikh and the different Beatles ever wore masks erstwhile they appeared successful beforehand of their hostages. 

'This is 1 of the astir important planetary coercion cases ever brought to trial,' said Commander Richard Smith, caput of counterterrorism astatine London's Metropolitan Police Service, successful a connection to DailyMail.com. 

Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller, talk to reporters extracurricular the Albert V. Bryan Federal Courthouse pursuing the sentencing of El Shafee Elsheikh

El Shafee Elsheikh, 34  is pictured successful a tribunal country sketch connected April 1. 'The Beatles' – alleged due to the fact that they had British accents -- tortured and executed US and British hostages

Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were some prosecuted successful the US. Kotey pleaded blameworthy and was besides sentenced to beingness successful prison

Photos taken successful 2014 by a Syrian newsman showed the abandoned mill turned ISIS situation successful Sheikh Najjar, Syria wherever Western hostages were reportedly kept for months

One hostage claimed that the basement was divided into 2 antithetic sections; the archetypal was converted into astir 14 dingy azygous cells and the 2nd into 12 azygous cells and 3 large rooms

'These were immoderate of the astir barbaric violent acts ever seen, carried retired with chilling callousness and brutality,' helium added. 

'I anticipation that those astir affected whitethorn instrumentality immoderate comfortableness successful knowing that these highly unsafe men person been brought to justice.'

He added: 'This is simply a clip to retrieve each of the victims – those guiltless radical who were senselessly killed, and besides the surviving hostages who experienced unimaginable horrors astatine the hands of El Shafee Elsheikh and his co-defendant Alexanda Kotey. 

'They person shown singular fortitude and bravery successful giving their accounts of what happened to investigators, and successful court.'

Elsheikh is the astir notorious and highest-ranking subordinate of the Islamic State radical to ever beryllium convicted successful a U.S. Court, prosecutors said. 

The beingness condemnation was a foregone decision aft a assemblage convicted him of a slew of heinous crimes earlier this year. 

'ISIS Beatles', including Jihadi John, the ringleader who shared beheading videos online and killed guiltless British assistance workers 

Mohammed Emwazi - Jihadi John

Emwazi was 1 of the astir salient members of the alleged ISIS Beatles and was regularly seen carrying retired executions successful their horrific beheading videos.

He took portion successful the barbaric beheadings of British assistance workers David Haines and Alan Henning and US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and US humanitarian idiosyncratic Peter Kassig.

The terrorist, who was calved successful Kuwait and grew up successful Queen's Park, West London, was charged with 27 counts of execution and 5 counts of hostage taking successful November 2014.

He was killed successful a Hellfire rocket drone onslaught successful Syria successful 2015. 

Alexanda Kotey - George 

Kotey, 38, was calved to a Ghanaian begetter and a Greek Cypriot parent and grew up successful Shepherd's Bush, London.

Before his radicalization, helium is thought to person worked arsenic a cause trader earlier converting to Islam successful his aboriginal 20s.

In 2012, helium near for Syria wherever the US claims he was progressive successful beheadings and known for administering 'exceptionally cruel torture methods', including physics shocks.

He is besides accused of acting arsenic an ISIS recruiter who convinced a fig of different British extremists to articulation the panic group.

Kotey was captured successful Syria portion trying to flight to Turkey successful 2018 and was held successful a US subject halfway successful Iraq.

The British Government wanted him tried successful the US, wherever officials judge determination is simply a much realistic accidental of prosecution than successful the UK. 

He was extradited past twelvemonth and was charged with a fig of panic offenses.

El Shafee Elsheikh - Ringo  

Born successful Sudan, Elsheikh, 34, grew up successful West London and is the last subordinate of the 4 British terrorists who fled to articulation ISIS.

He has been linked to the killings of a fig of hostages aft heading to Syria to articulation the extremist group.

He was captured on with Kotey erstwhile they tried to fly to Turkey successful 2018 and has since been transported to the US wherever helium present faces charges relating to coercion and beheading Western hostages.

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