Camden man Medhi Bira jailed for a year for sharing terrorist material on social media

Man jailed for a year after being convicted for sharing terrorist material on social media

Mehdi Bira was found guilty of two counts of dissemination of terrorist material (Credit: Met Police)

Friday, September 8, 2017

A man has been jailed for a year after being convicted of sharing terrorist material online. 

Mehdi Bira had been tried on three counts of dissemination of terrorist material in contravention of section 2 of the Terrorist Act 2006. 

The 45-year-old was arrested at his home in Camden after the Metropolitan Police became aware he had shared extremist content on Facebook.

The trial at Woolwich Crown Court saw him convicted of two of the charges against him, while finding him innocent of the last - sharing terrorist material via WhatsApp.

He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment at The Old Bailey on Friday. 

Clarke Jarrett, detective chief superintendent with the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, stressed that terrorism material on social media was an extremely serious offence.

He called on the public to report it, because the material can be intended to influence and radicalise other people.