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 Today, Reyat 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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