Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme

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Types of ‘concerns’ identified include far-left and anti-Isis extremism, FoI request reveals

Environmental and animal rights activists have been referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, the Home Office has admitted.

Responding to a freedom of information request, the Home Office provided a breakdown of reasons behind referrals of individuals to its Channel programme, an arm of Prevent, for “other types of radicalisation.’’

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