Law Graduate Convicted Under Terrorism Acts

A jury trying charges under the Terrorism Acts at the Old Bailey has convicted Ayman Shaukat, a law graduate from Walsall, of assisting two men to travel to Syria to fight for “Islamic State”, having heard how he posed for a photograph in his bedroom in front of the flag associated with ISIS and bragged that his effect on people was to radicalise and incite.  The wife of one of the two men whom he assisted was convicted of failing to inform police of her husband’s travel plans; the other man, who had been deported home by the Turkish authorities, had pleaded guilty to preparing to commit acts of terrorism. The case was prosecuted by Julian Christopher QC and Barnaby Jameson (18 Red Lion Ct), and sentencing will take place once judgment has been given in sentencing appeals currently before the Court of Appeal. 

Further details can be found in the BBC & The Guardian.