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A British man Hisham Chaudhary was found guilty of using Bitcoin to fund so-called Islamic State, promote violent jihad and pay smugglers to free supporters of the terrorist group from prison camps in Syria.
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Hisham Chaudhary, 28, of Leicestershire, was convicted of membership in the banned Islamic terrorist organization, which operates out of Syria and Iraq, after a month-long trial in Birmingham Crown Court.
The jury also tried four charges of distributing terrorist publications and two charges of entering into an anti-terrorist funding agreement.
In a statement released after the verdicts, the North East Counter Terrorism said that Chaudhary, of Oadby, was arrested in November 2019 following an investigation backed by the East Midlands Counter Terrorism Police and Leicestershire Police.
Counter-terrorism police said the detectives found substantial evidence to show that Chaudhary was a “trustworthy and active member of the banned terrorist group that was not only subscribed to its ideology but also deeply rooted in support for its activities.” and created and distributed propaganda on their behalf ”. ‘.
The defendant, who acted primarily online, was able to promote violent jihad from Britain and provide secure communication networks for like-minded people, the court said.
He also raised money to help other members, police said.
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The trial was told that Chaudhary had created videos to spread the ideology of ISIS, also known as Daesh, and even seek help in preventing them from being deleted or removed.
Financial investigators also revealed that Chaudhary had deliberately developed his understanding and use of Bitcoin to receive and transfer thousands of pounds and pay smugglers to free IS supporters from prison camps in Syria.
Commenting on the investigation, Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, head of the Northeast Counterterrorism Police, said: “From his comfortable home in the UK, Hisham Chaudhary has taken an active role in promoting, supporting and financing terrorism.
“It is evident that he was a valued member of Daesh, one who has consistently demonstrated his loyalty through his actions.
“Prohibited organizations pose a very real risk to our security, to the security of communities both in the UK and overseas. Anyone who supports such a group in any way will be prosecuted without exception.
“Despite the weighty evidence against him, Hisham Chaudhary tried to present himself as a humanist. He is indeed a terrorist and was recognized as such by the jury today. ‘
Chaudhary was arrested on September 3 for conviction.