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Vienna shooter had ‘managed to fool de-radicalization program’ – minister

The Austrian interior minister says the suspect in yesterday’s attack in Vienna, Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, had been on a de-radicalization program and had managed to secure an early release.

“The perpetrator managed to fool the de-radicalization program of the justice system, to fool the people in it, and to get an early release through this,” Karl Nehammer says.

Fejzulai, a dual Austrian and Macedonian national, was convicted of a terror offense in April last year for trying to travel to Syria.

He was sentenced to 22 months in prison, but was freed on parole in December.

Kujtim Fejzulai poses with weapons in a picture posted to his Instagram account before carrying out a shooting attack in Vienna on November 3, 2020 (screenshot)

— With AFP

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