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Prosecuting Terrorism

Terrorism, race hate, crimes against humanity, war crimes, violent extremism, hijacking and espionage cases are tackled by a specialist team of Crown Prosecutors. The Counter Terrorism Division of the CPS includes highly experienced prosecutors, advocates and caseworkers who work closely with the police to bring offenders to justice.

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Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman jailed for supporting terrorism


Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman have been sentenced to a total of five years and six months imprisonment for encouraging support for Daesh in a series of videos they broadcast online.

Sue Hemming, CPS Head of Counter Terrorism said: "Both men were fully aware that Daesh is a proscribed terrorist group responsible for brutal activities and that what they themselves were doing was illegal. Those who invite others to support such organisations will be prosecuted and jailed for their crimes."

Details of sentences:

  • Anjem Choudary: five years and six months imprisonment
  • Mohammed Rahman: five years and six months imprisonment.


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