Man sentenced for breaching terrorism order

A 40-year-old man has this afternoon (Friday) been sentenced to 15 months for breaching his licence conditions after failing to inform authorities of his use of an alias.

Abdul Raheem, of Coleshill Road, Birmingham, was released from prison on a 10 year order made under Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2011 after he pleaded guilty to terrorism offences in March 2009.

He was arrested on 20 December 2016 after using the name Ray Abdul Raheem Edmondson between 13 January 2011 and 21 December but had not notified police that he was using a different name.

Raheem was convicted of the breach yesterday (Thursday) at Birmingham Crown Court.

A Part 4 order is issued for individuals convicted of terrorism offences and sentenced to at least 12 months’ imprisonment or detention. Individuals are required to notify police of any changes to their personal details (including their address), any stay at another address for seven days or more and also any intended foreign travel of three days or more prior to travel. If an individual breaches their condition, they face up to a five year sentence, a fine or both.

Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Cann, who heads the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit said: “These orders give us more powers to effectively and appropriately manage those that have served a sentence for terrorism offences and are now out of prison.

“We robustly monitor the conditions and will seek the prosecution of convicted terrorists who break their conditions in order to keep the public safe.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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