Prosecutions

BREAKING (8 February 2017)

  • SMH reporting that two unnamed 19 year olds from the Central Coast have been charged with planning a terrorist act.
Name Arrested Charges Outcome Related cases
Zaky Mallah 12/2003 (1) Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) (2 counts)

(2) Making a threat to cause harm to a Commonwealth public official

Acquitted at trial of (1)

Pleaded guilty to (2) and sentenced to 2 ½ imprisonment

Faheem Lodhi 04/2004 (1) Possessing a thing connected with a terrorist act (s 101.4)

(2) Collecting a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

(3) Making a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

(4) Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6)

(5) Recruiting a person to join a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

Charges in (5) were withdrawn

Convicted of all but (3) at trial

Sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for each of (1) and (2) and 20 years imprisonment for (4)

Initially charged with recruiting Izhar Ul-Haque to train with Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan
Izhar Ul-Haque 04/2004 Receiving training from a terrorist organisation (s 102.5) Charges withdrawn Prosecution wanted him to give evidence that he had been recruited by Faheem Lodhi to train with Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan
Belal Khazaal 06/2004 (1) Making a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

(2) Attempting to incite others to engage in a terrorist act (ss 11.1, 11.4 and 101.1)

Convicted of (1) and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment

Jury unable to reach a verdict on (2)

Joseph Thomas 11/2004 (1) Receiving funds from a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

(2) Providing support to a terrorist organisation (2 counts) (s 102.7)

(3) Possessing a false passport

Convicted of (1) and (3) at original trial

Conviction quashed on appeal

Convicted of (3) only at retrial and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment

Izzydeen Atik 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Provide resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Abdul Nacer Benbrika 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Directing the activities of a terrorist organisation (s 102.1) (4/2016)

(3) Possessing a thing connected with a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4)

Convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for (1), 15 years for (2) and 5 years for (3) Leader of an informal group based in Melbourne

This group had social links to some earlier convicted terrorists

Ahmed Raad 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Provide resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

(3) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

Convicted and sentenced to 6 ½ years imprisonment for (1), 8 years for (2) and 8 years for (3) Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Fadal Sayadi 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Provide resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

Convicted and sentenced to 6 ½ years for (1) and 8 years for (2) Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Amer Haddara 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Possessing a thing connected with a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4)

Convicted of (1) and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

Acquitted of (2)

Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Ezzit Raad 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

Convicted and sentenced to 6 years for (1) and 6 years for (2) Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Hany Taha 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

Acquitted at trial Alleged to be part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Aimen Joud 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Provide resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

(3) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

(4) Possessing a thing connected with a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4)

Convicted and sentenced to 6 ½ years imprisonment for (1), 8 years for (2), 8 years for (3) and 5 years for each count of (4) Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Shoue Hammoud 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

Acquitted at trial Alleged to be part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Majed Raad 11/2005 Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) Acquitted at trial Alleged to be part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Bassam Raad 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

Acquitted at trial Alleged to be part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Abdullah Merhi 11/2005 (1) Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Provide resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

Convicted of (1) and sentenced to 6 years

Acquitted of (2)

Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Shane Kent 11/2005 Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) Jury unable to reach a verdict at original trial

Pleaded guilty prior to retrial

Part of an informal group based in Melbourne under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Mohamed Elomar 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted and sentenced to 28 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Khaled Cheikho 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted and sentenced to 27 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Moustafa Cheikho 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted and sentenced to 26 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Associate of Faheem Lodhi

Abdul Hasan 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted and sentenced to 26 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Associate of Faheem Lodhi

Mohammed Jamal 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted and sentenced to 23 years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Mazem Touma 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Pleaded guilty to lesser charges

(1) Possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4) – sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for each count

(2) Do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.6) – sentenced to 8 years for each count

Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Mirsad Mulahalilovic 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Pleaded guilty to possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act and sentenced to 4 years and 8 months imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
Khalid Sharrouf 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Pleaded guilty to possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act and sentenced to 5 ¼ years imprisonment Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Associate of Faheem Lodhi

Omar Baladjam 11/2005 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Pleaded guilty to lesser charges

(1) Possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4) – sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for count 1 and 7 years for count 2

(2) Do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.6) – sentenced to 18 years and 8 months for each count

Part of an informal group based in Sydney under the spiritual leadership of Abdul Nacer Benbrika
John Amundsen 05/2006 (1) Making a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

(2) Range of other non-terrorism offences

Charges in (1) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to 9 charges in (2) and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

Aruran Vinayagamoorthy 05/2007 (1) Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

(3) Providing resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

(4) Making an asset available to a proscribed entity (s 21)

Charges in (1), (2) and (3) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (4) and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment (but released on a good behaviour bond for 4 years)

Involved with Sivarajah Yathavan and Arumugan Rajeevan in sending funds to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka
Sivarajah Yathavan 5/2007 (1) Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

(3) Providing resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

(4) Making an asset available to a proscribed entity (s 21)

Charges in (1), (2) and (3) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (4) and sentenced to 1 year imprisonment (but released on a good behaviour bond for 3 years)

Involved with Aruran Vinayagamoorthy and Arumugan Rajeevan in sending funds to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka
Arumugan Rajeevan 7/2007 (1) Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

(2) Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

(3) Providing resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

(4) Making an asset available to a proscribed entity (s 21)

Charges in (1), (2) and (3) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (4) and sentenced to 1 year imprisonment (but released on a good behaviour bond for 3 years)

Involved with Aruran Vinayagamoorthy and Sivarajah Yathavan in sending funds to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka
Mohamed Haneef 07/2007 Providing resources to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7) Charges withdrawn
Wissam Fattal 08/2009 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted at trial and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment Plot with Saney Aweys and Nayef El Sayed to attack Holsworthy Army Barracks

Plot was motivated in part by the conviction and imprisonment of Abdul Nacer Benbrika, with Fattal visiting him on one occasion in gaol

Saney Aweys 08/2009 (1) Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6)

(2) Offences under ss 6 and 7 of the Foreign Incursions Act

Separate trials for the two charges

Convicted at trial of (1) and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

Appears that charges in (2) were withdrawn

Plot with Wissam Fattal and Nayef El Sayed to attack Holsworthy Army Barracks

Plot was motivated in part by the conviction and imprisonment of Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Nayef El-Sayed 08/2009 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Convicted at trial and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment Plot with Wissam Fattal and Saney Aweys to attack Holsworthy Army Barracks

Plot was motivated in part by the conviction and imprisonment of Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Yacqub Khayre 08/2009 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Acquitted at trial Accused of plotting with Wissam Fattal, Saney Aweys, Nayef El-Sayed and Abdirahman Ahmed to attack Holsworthy Army Barracks
Abdirahman Ahmed 08/2009 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Acquitted at trial Accused of plotting with Wissam Fattal, Saney Aweys, Nayef El-Sayed and Yacqub Khayre to attack Holsworthy Army Barracks
Adnan Karabegovic 09/2012 Possessing a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (4 counts) (s 101.5) Complex series of amendments to charges

Acquitted at trial of sole remaining count of possession

Attended the Islamic Studies Centre Al-Furqan alongside other convicted / suspected terrorists such as Neil PrakeshSevdet Besim and Harun Causevic
Gerard Little 12/2012 1. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a))

2. Training in arms or explosives for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(c))

Charges in (1) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (2) and sentenced to 218 days imprisonment

Hamdi Al-Qudsi 12/2013 Giving money, goods or services for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (7 counts) (s 7(1)(e)) Convicted at trial

Sentenced to 8 years imprisonment

Collaborated with Mohammad Baryalei to recruit seven men to fight in Syria (including Amin MohammedMehmet Biber and Muhammad Abdul-Karim Musleh)

Member of the Appleby Group

Amin Mohammed 12/2013 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country of the Foreign Incursions Act (4 counts) (s 7(1)(a)) Seems that 1 count was withdrawn

Convicted at trial of 3 counts

Sentenced to 5 ½ years imprisonment

One of seven men recruited to fight in Syria by Hamdi Al-Qudsi
Fatima Elomar 5/2014 Giving money, goods or services for engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(e)) Pleaded guilty and given a suspended sentence of 2 ¼ years Her uncle in law is Mohamed Elomar

Her husband travelled with Khaled Sharrouf to Syria

Omarjan Azari 9/2014 1. Conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6)

2. Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (2 counts) (s 102.6) (12/2014)

3. Attempting to make funds available to a terrorist organisation (ss 11.1 and 102.6) (12/2014)

4. Doing acts in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) (7/2015)

5. Conspiracy to commit murder (7/2015)

Charges in (1) and (2) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (3) but the sentence is unclear

Awaiting trial for (4) and (5)

Only person charged with terrorism offences after 870 police raided 27 homes in 9/2014

Principal go-between for Mohammed Baryalei and potential foreign fighters

Baryalei ordered him to kill a random person and this was the catalyst for Operation Appleby

Along with Ali Al-Talebi and an unnamed man, he organised the transfer of funds to Islamic State at the request of Mohammed Baryalei

Brother in law of Ahmad Naizmand

Spiritual mentor of Milad Atai

In contact with Agim Kruezi

Member of the Appleby Group

Omar Succarieh 9/2014 1. Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

2. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a))

3. Possession of a dangerous drug

Charges in (1) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to 4 counts of (2) and sentenced to 4 ½ years imprisonment

Employed Agim Kruezi at his bookshop and arranged for him to travel to fight overseas

Visited members of the Appleby Group in Sydney

Agim Kruezi 9/2014

 

 

 

1. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a))

2. Recruiting persons to joint organisations engaged in hostile activities in foreign countries (s 8)

3. Unlawful possession of a firearm

4. Committing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) (10/2014)

5. Possessing things connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.4) (10/2014)

6. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (3 counts) (4/2016)

7 Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (5 counts) (4/2016)

Awaiting trial Employed by Omar Succarieh

Succarieh made arrangements for him to travel to fight overseas

In contact with Omarjan Azari

Hassan El-Sabsadi 9/2014 1. Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (7 counts) (s 102.6)

2. 11 different charges under the Foreign Incursions Act (5/20 15)

Majority of charges withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to 2 counts under s 7 of the Foreign Incursions Act and sentenced to 44 days imprisonment and a two year community corrections order

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against sentence

Ali Al-Talebi 12/2014 1. Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (2 counts) (s 102.6)

2. Attempting to make funds available to a terrorist organisation (ss 11.1 and 102.6)

Convicted at trial and awaiting sentencing At the behest of Omarjan Azari, he provided funds and recruited an unnamed man to transfer them to Islamic State

Member of the Appleby Group

Sulayman Khalid 12/2014 1. Possessing documents connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

2. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.1 and 101.6) (12/2015)

Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and an unnamed 15 year old boy from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Member of the Appleby Group

Unnamed 21 year old man from Marsfield, NSW 12/2014 Breaching an interim control order (2 counts) (s 104.27) Last listed court date was 5/2016 but it is unclear if anything has happened since then Detained but not arrested in the 9/2014 raids

Member of the Appleby Group

Jibryl Almaouie 1/2015 1. Various firearms offences

2. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) (12/2015)

Pleaded guilty to (1) Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Mohamed Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and an unnamed 15 year old boy from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Member of the Appleby Group

Mohammad Kiad 2/2015 Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment Plot with his housemate, Omar Al-Kutobi to attack a person with a bladed weapon
Omar Al-Kutobi 2/2015 Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment Plot with his housemate, Mohammad Kiad to attack a person with a bladed weapon
Sevdet Besim 4/2015

 

1. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6)

2. Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (4 counts) (a 101.6) (12/2015)

Charges in (1) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (2) and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against sentence

In contact with terrorists in Australia (Numan Haider) and overseas

Plot with Harun Causevic to kill police officers at an Anzac Day memorial

Some reports of Neil Prakesh being involved in the plot

Attended the Islamic Studies Centre Al-Furqan alongside other convicted / suspected terrorists such as Adnan KarabegovicNeil Prakesh, and Harun Causevic

Harun Causevic 4/2015 1. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6)

 

2. Possession of prohibited weapons (3 counts)

Charges in (1) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (2)

No conviction recorded and released on good behaviour bond

Subjected to a control order

Friend of Numan Haider

Plot with Sevdet Besim  to kill police officers at an Anzac Day memorial

Some reports of Neil Prakesh being involved in the plot

Attended the Islamic Studies Centre Al-Furqan alongside other convicted / suspected terrorists such as Adnan KarabegovicNeil Prakesh, and Sevdet Besim

Unnamed 17 year old from Greenvale, Vic (‘MHK’) 5/2015 1. Doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6)

2. Possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act (2 counts) (s 101.4)

Charges in (2) withdrawn

Pleaded guilty to (1) and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Communicated with Neil Prakesh online
Adam Brookman 7/2015 1. Provided support to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7)

2. Performing services for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(e))

Awaiting trial
Jamie Williams 7/2015 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a)) Charges withdrawn
Raban Alou 10/2015 1. Aid, abet, counsel and procure the commission of a terrorist act (ss 11.2 and 101.1) (10/2015)

2. Directing a criminal group (12/2015)

3. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) (1/2016)

4. Directing the activities of a terrorist organisation (s 102.1) (4/2016)

5. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) (4/2016)

6. Participate in the supply of a gun (4/2016)

Awaiting trial Spiritual mentor of Farhad Jabar

Ring-leader of a plot for Jabar to kill Curtis Cheng

Sourced a firearm for Jabar from Talal Alameddine

Best friend of Milad Atai

Member of the Appleby Group

Talal Alameddine 10/2015 1. Participate in the supply of a gun (10/2015)

2. Breach of a firearms prohibition (10/2015)

3. Hinder a police investigation (10/2015)

4. Participate in a criminal group (12/2015)

5. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) (1/2016)

6. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) (4/2016)

7. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3 (4/2016)

Pleaded guilty to 4 counts of (3) (failing to answer questions at the New South Wales Crime Commission) and will be sentenced in March 2016

Awaiting trial on all other charges

Sourced a firearm for Farhad Jabar at the request of Raban Alou

Member of the Appleby Group

Mustafa Dirani 11/2015 1. Participating in a criminal group (11/2015)

2. Participate in the supply of a gun (11/2015)

3. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) (1/2016)

4. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) (4/2016)

5. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3) (4/2016)

Awaiting trial Detained but not arrested in the 9/2014 raids

Member of the group that plotted to kill Curtis Cheng (alongside Raban AlouTalal Alameddine and Milad Atai)

Member of the Appleby Group

Unnamed 15 year old, George’s Hall, NSW 12/2015 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, and Abdullah Salihy)

Members of this group were associates of the people involved in the murder of Curtis Cheng

Ibrahim Ghazzawy 12/2015 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Maywand Osman, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and unnamed 15 year old from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Member of the Appleby Group

Maywand Osman 12/2015 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Charges withdrawn but still due to be sentenced for unrelated offences Alleged to be part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and unnamed 15 year old from George’s Hall, New South Wales)
Mohamed Almaouie 12/2015 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Jibryl Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and unnamed 15 year old from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Member of the Appleby Group

Abdullah Salihy 12/2015 Collecting or making a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5) Awaiting trial Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Farhad Said, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, and unnamed 15 year old from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Member of the Appleby Group

Alo-Bridget Namoa 2/2016 1.Failure to answer questions (31 counts) (Crime Commission Act 2012 (NSW) s 25(2)(b))

2. Possessing a thing connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.4)

3. Collecting a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

Pleaded guilty to (1) and sentenced to 8 months imprisonment

 

Awaiting trial for (2) and (3)

Questions related to the activities of her husband, Sameh Bayda
Ahmad Naizmand 2/2016 Breaching control order (5 counts) (s 104.27) Pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in 2/2017 Brother in law of Omarjan Azari

Control order included prohibition on contacting 18 members of the Appleby Group

Milad Atai 3/2016 1. Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6) (3/2016)

2. Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) (4/2016)

3. Membership of a terrorist organisation (3 counts) (s 102.3) (4/2016)

4. Providing support to a terrorist organisation (s 102.7) (4/2016)

Awaiting trial Member of the group that plotted to kill Curtis Cheng (alongside Raban Alou, Talal Alameddine and Mustafa Dirani)

Close friend of Raban Alou

Introduced to extremism by Omarjan Azari

Gave money to 16 year old girl from Guildford, New South Wales, to send to Ahmed Merhi in Syria

Assisted Farhad Jabar’s sister to travel to Syria

Member of the Appleby Group

Unnamed 16 year old girl, Guildford, NSW (‘NK’) 3/2016 Making funds available to a terrorist organisation (s 102.6)

 

Additional charges are reported to have been laid in 5/2016

Awaiting trial Given money by Milad Atai to send to Ahmed Merhi in Syria
Unnamed 16 year old boy from Auburn, NSW 4/2016 Do act in preparation for terrorist act (s 101.6) Awaiting trial In contact with Neil Prakesh, who encouraged him to commit a terrorist attack
Musa Cerantonio 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction overseas (alongside Shayden Thorne, Kadir Kaya, Antonio Granata, Paul Dacre and Murat Kaya)
Shayden Thorne 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction overseas (alongside Musa Cerantonio, Kadir Kaya, Antonio Granata, Paul Dacre and Murat Kaya)
Kadir Kaya 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction overseas (alongside Musa Cerantonio, Shayden Thorne, Antonio Granata, Paul Dacre and Murat Kaya)
Antonio Granata 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction overseas (alongside Musa Cerantonio, Shayden Thorne, Kadir Kaya, Paul Dacre and Murat Kaya)
Paul Dacre 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction overseas (alongside Musa Cerantonio, Shayden Thorne, Kadir Kaya, Antonio Granata, and Murat Kaya)
Tamim Khaja 5/2016 1. Do act in preparation for terrorist act (s 101.6)

2. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4)

Awaiting trial Associate of Maywand Osman
Farhad Said 5/2016 Conspiracy to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (ss 11.5 and 101.6) Part of a group planning to attack government buildings (including Sulayman Khalid, Ibrahim Ghazzawy, Maywand Osman, Jibryl and Mohamed Almaouie, Abdullah Salihy and an unnamed 15 year old boy from George’s Hall, New South Wales)

Members of this group were associates of the people involved in the murder of Curtis Cheng

Murat Kaya 5/2016 Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4) Awaiting trial Attempted to travel by boat to join an Islamic State faction (alongside Shayden Thorne, Kadir Kaya, Antonio Granata, and Paul Dacre)
Unnamed 17 year old boy The Oaks, NSW 6/2016 1. Do act in preparation for terrorist act (s 101.6)

2. Using a telecommunications network with intention to commit a serious offence (s 474.14)

Awaiting trial Distinct from other cases – not motivated by religious extremism
Renas Lelikan 7/2016  Member of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)  Awaiting trial
Philip Galea 8/2016 1. Collect or make a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

2. Do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6)

Next court date is 4/2017 Distinct from other cases – far right terrorism
Ihsas Khan 9/2016 1. Commit a terrorist act (s 101.1)

2. Attempted murder (s 27)

Awaiting trial
Bourhan Hraichie 9/2016 1. Make a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.5)

2. Do an act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6)

3. Deliver a document threatening to kill a person (s 31)

Awaiting trial
Unnamed 16 year old boy 10/2016 1. Do act in preparation for terrorist act (s 101.6)

2. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

Plot with another 16 year old to use knives to commit a terrorist attack

Member of the group is a relative of Hamdi Al-Qudsi

Unnamed 16 year old boy 10/2016 1. Do act in preparation for terrorist act (s 101.6)

2. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

Plot with another 16 year old to use knives to commit a terrorist attack

Member of the group is a relative of Hamdi Al-Qudsi

Mehmet Biber 11/2016 1. Incursions into a foreign state for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities (s 6(1)(a)) Awaiting trial One of seven men recruited to fight in Syria by Hamdi Al-Qudsi

Arrested with a 17 year old from Merrylands, New South Wales, whom he had been counselling spiritually

Unnamed 17 year old boy from Merrylands, New South Wales 11/2016 1. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4(1))

2. Giving / receiving goods or services to promote hostile activities in a foreign country (s 119.4(5))

Awaiting trial Close associate of Mehmet Biber
Muhammad Abdul-Karim Musleh 11/2016 1. Preparatory acts for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a))

2. Giving money, goods or services for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (3 counts) (s 7(1)(e))

Awaiting trial One of seven men recruited to fight in Syria by Hamdi Al-Qudsi

Played a role in helping other Al-Qudsi recruits (including Mehmet Biber) to travel to Syria

Neil Prakesh 11/2016 (but arrest warrant issued 8/2015) 1. Membership of a terrorist organisation (s 102.3)

2. Offences under the Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978 (Cth)

Arrested in Turkey

Australia has formally requested his extradition

Reportedly involved in foiled Anzac Day plots in 2015 (Sevdet Besim and Harun Causevic) and 2016 (unnamed 16 year old boy from Auburn, New South Wales), as well as the foiled 2015 Mother’s Day plot (unnamed 17 year old from Greenvale, Victoria)

Understood to be the top Australian recruiter for Islamic State

Unnamed 50 year old man from Flinders Park, South Australia 12/2016 Advocating terrorism (4 counts) (s 80.2C) Awaiting trial
Amin Elmir 12/2016 Preparatory act for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities in a foreign country (s 7(1)(a)) Awaiting trial In contact with Mehmet Biber and his 17 year old associate with respect to an attempt to travel to Syria
Abdullah Chaarani 12/2016 Act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Next court date is 4/2017 Plot with Ibrahim Abbas, Hamza Abbas and Amin Mohamed to attack Federation Square on Christmas Day

Two of the group were friends with Abu Benbrika (Abdul Nacer Benbrika’s son) on his Facebook page

Ibrahim Abbas 12/2016 Act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Next court date is 4/2017 Plot with Abdullah Chaarani, Hamza Abbas and Amin Mohamed to attack Federation Square on Christmas Day

Two of the group were friends with Abu Benbrika (Abdul Nacer Benbrika’s son) on his Facebook page

Hamza Abbas 12/2016 Act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Next court date is 4/2017 Plot with Abdullah Chaarani, Ibrahim Abbas, and Amin Mohamed to attack Federation Square on Christmas Day

Two of the group were friends with Abu Benbrika (Abdul Nacer Benbrika’s son) on his Facebook page

Amin Mohamed 12/2016 Act in preparation for a terrorist act (s 101.6) Next court date is 4/2017 Plot with Abdullah Chaarani, Ibrahim Abbas, and Hamza Abbas to attack Federation Square on Christmas Day

Two of the group were friends with Abu Benbrika (Abdul Nacer Benbrika’s son) on his Facebook page

 

 

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