Canadian Man Convicted of Killing 300+ In 1985 Airplane Bombing Now Walking Free

"You have to wonder what the parole board is smoking," said one terrorism expert.

Inderjit Singh Reyat pled guilty to manslaughter after planting bombs in suitcases on a flight in 1985. Now, after decades of imprisonment and rehabilitation, Reyat will be walking free.

According to USA TodayReyat killed 329 people on Air India Flight 182 when a bomb he loaded onto the plain detonated mid-flight. Two baggage handlers were killed in Japan's Narita airport when another explosive in a suitcase went off.

Reyat had been a member of an extremist fighting for an independent Sikh homeland. He has made no contacts with the group since his release. He previously spent a year in a halfway house before being allowed to officially re-enter the public sphere.

According to The Guardian, Reyat is now living in a private residence. Reyat is prohibited from having any contact with his victims' families. He must also abstain from political engagement and continue conunseling for his violent tendencies.

In 2013, a psychologist had explained that Reyat had "a lack of true empathy and remorse" pertaining to his crimes.  

"You have to wonder what the parole board is smoking," wondered a terrorism expert at Simon Fraser University.

Canada certainly has different attitudes and policiies about imprisonment and rehabilitation than America does, to say the least.

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