Jailed: East London teen who promoted terrorism online and downloaded bomb-making manuals

PUBLISHED: 07:45 06 June 2018

Arbias Thaqi has been jailed for 18 months. Pic: Met Police

Arbias Thaqi has been jailed for 18 months. Pic: Met Police


A teenager from East London who shared material relating to terrorist group Daesh online and downloaded bomb-making manuals has been jailed.

Arbias Thaqi, 18, had saved various Daesh propaganda and instructions on how to make explosive devises which he was sharing to others through encrypted apps.

A large amount of terrorist-related material was found on two phones and a computer which was seized at his home when he was arrested in September last year.

Yesterday at Stratford Youth Court he was jailed for 18 months and handed a five-year criminal behaviour order.

He had previously pleaded guilty to six counts of dissemination of terrorist material and two counts of possession of documents of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Commander Clarke Jarrett, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said: “It was important we intervened when we did to prevent Thaqi from further distributing this dangerous and harmful material.”

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