Anjem Choudary charged with terrorism offence over support for ISIS

Anjem Choudary charged with terrorism offence over support for ISIS

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Introduction

It was announced on 5th August 2015 that Anjem Choudary (a well known Islamic preacher) and Mohammed Rahman were both charged with an offence under s12 Terrorism Act 2000.

They appeared in Court on 6th August and were remanded in Custody and sent to the Crown Court for a hearing later this month.

The allegation is that both invited support for ISIS “in individual lectures which were subsequently published online.”

 

What’s the offence?

The offence is an either way one, with a maximum sentence of 10 years.

It is ‘inviting support for a proscribed organisation‘ – an organisation that has been banned under Sch2 Terrorism Act 2000. ISIS/Islamic State/ISIL is one such organisation.

There is not much authority in this offence. We won’t go too far into it as the case is ongoing.

 

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