Man from London convicted of posting video which glorified terrorism
A man has been convicted of posting a Daesh video glorifying extremist Islamist beliefs on a private Facebook group.
Sabbir Miah, 29, was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey today of disseminating a terrorist publication on 14 June last year.
He had previously been convicted of five similar offences and had served a prison sentence.
Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division said: “After a thorough investigation by the counter-terrorism police, it was found that Miah had purposely posted a video to a private Facebook group which glorified terrorism.
"My team at the CPS proved that the contents of this video could encourage someone to commit terrorism offences and that Miah was at least aware of that risk.
“This is an extremely serious offence and I am pleased that the jury has found Miah guilty today.”
Notes to editors
- Sabir Miah (DOB: 1/2/1993) has been found guilty of dissemination of a terrorist publication – section 2 Terrorism Act 2006:
- On 14 June 2021, Miah disseminated a terrorist publication, and at the time of doing so intended, or was reckless as to whether an effect of his conduct would be a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement, or would be the provision of assistance, to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, contrary to section 2 (1) and 2 (2) (e) of the Terrorism Act 2006.
- The CPS Counter Terrorism Division prosecutes terrorism cases. It also deals with other complex casework areas including allegations of incitement to racial and religious hatred, war crimes and crimes against humanity, official secrets cases, piracy and hijacking.