Current London Terrorist Rampage - Australian victim's family wants her killer's family charged

shellyg

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What do you think? I'd probably make the same call and put the pressure on at least to stay alert if it was one of mine.

Sara Zelenak's parents want terrorists' families to be held accountable after daughter's murder.


  • Sara Zelenak's mother and stepfather recently sat through inquests into the terrorist attack that killed the Australian and seven others
  • The inquests found the extremist views and conduct of one attacker were known to his family and friends but not reported to authorities
  • Ms Zelenak's stepfather Mark Wallace wants those relatives charged

Sara Zelenak, 21, was one of eight people murdered on June 3, 2017, when three attackers — Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba — ploughed down pedestrians in a rented van before embarking on a knife attack at Borough Market.

The rampage lasted 10 minutes, during which time the three men killed eight people and injured 48 others before being shot and killed by specialist police.

Ms Zelenak's mother and stepfather, Julie and Mark Wallace, have recently returned from the UK, where they attended inquests into the attacks.

The inquests, which were held over two months, found authorities lawfully shot the three attackers and cleared MI5 and police of failing to prevent the attack despite having the ringleader under investigation.

They also determined "the extremist views and conduct of one attacker were known to a number of his close family members in the months and years before the attack" and that these were not reported to authorities.

 

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sprockets

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You're allowed to believe in anything you like, you just can't do unlawful things. Extremist conduct? What even is that if someone's not breaking the law? Conspiracy to do certain things is breaking the law. What was the extremist conduct?
 

shellyg

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You're allowed to believe in anything you like, you just can't do unlawful things. Extremist conduct? What even is that if someone's not breaking the law? Conspiracy to do certain things is breaking the law. What was the extremist conduct?
I think the family is probably just making noise, even if it goes nowhere forgivable in the circumstances. It might help families stay alert to certain behaviours and get some help, if it's possible.
 

Melsy

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In keeps it in the minds of the public. There are a lot of people people that would not want this continually in the media.

It is pressure on the killers family and the killer. That is, others contemplating the same, will be thinking what happens when they are dead to their family.

Public persecution.
 

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