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ISIS Beatle 'Ringo' is in America's toughest supermax prison after mental health appeal turned down

ISIS ‘Beatle’ El Shafee Elsheikh faces dying alone in America’s toughest supermax jail, which has been labelled the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’.

Elsheikh, 34, was sentenced in August to life in prison, but the Brit, nicknamed Ringo, avoided being sent to ADX Florence in Colorado, claiming he suffered from poor mental health.

A US prison insider told the publication: ‘Elsheikh will rot in the closest thing America has to hell on Earth. He is now exactly where he belongs.’

Elsheikh was one of four terrorists in an IS cell in Iraq and Syria, called the Beatles by their captors due to their British accents.

They are Elsheikh, Aine Davis, Alexanda Kotey and Mohammed Emwazi. Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, was killed in Syria, in 2015.

US authorities say the group, whose members all grew up in west London, beheaded 27 hostages. 

Hostages have also said the group tortured using waterboarding, electric shocks, and mock executions. 

Elsheikh was convicted in April 2022 of hostage-taking, conspiracy to murder US citizens and supporting a terrorist organisation. 

Source of data and images: dailymail

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