A 38-year-old man was found guilty of being associated with the terrorist organization ISIS by a British jury on August 11. The team’s UK presence had been operating under the aegis of a group called ‘The Beatles’ and Davis is the fourth member of the group to be booked by authorities.
Aine Davis has been charged under multiple provisions of the UK Terrorism Act 2000. The convicted ISIS aide was arrested after a lengthy investigation led by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.
“Aine Leslie Davis (11.02.84) with no fixed address has been charged with offenses under sections 15, 17 and 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000,” the Metropolitan Police press release said.
Article 15 of said law prohibits a person from indulging in the illicit financing of terrorism, while article 17 charges a person with illegal possession of firearms and explosives or encourages them, and article 57 judges a person for instigating an act of terrorism.
Davis, while pleading not guilty, was taken into police custody and ordered to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on August 11.
“Davis, 38, has been charged with terrorism offenses and possession of a firearm for terrorism-related purposes. The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr. Davis are active and that he is entitled to a fair trial,” the AP news agency quoted the spokesman for the Special Crimes Division as saying. and CPS Counter Terrorism.
HOW NSAID DAVIS WAS ARRESTED
The 38-year-old man was arrested by a Metropolitan Police unit at Luton Airport after landing in the UK from Turkey. He was subsequently taken to South London Police Station after being detained at the airport. In particular, Davis flew in from Turkey after serving a sentence of more than six years in Turkey for his membership in ISIS.
Said to be the fourth member of the ISIS group ‘The Beatles’, Davis is accused of harassing, murdering and torturing Western hostages in Iraq and Syria. Reports suggest the US killed the group’s leader, Mohammed Emwazi, in a drone strike in 2015. The leader was known as ‘Jihadi John’, whose name appears in videos of the beheading of US journalist James Foley. .
Other members are alive, namely Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh. Kotey and Elsheikh were captured by Kurdish forces in Syria in 2018 and are said to be in US custody.
A man has been arrested by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command tonight at Luton Airport in connection with various terrorism offences. He was taken to a London police station, where he currently remains in custody. https://t.co/sFBR2UVWV6
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 10, 2022
On Twitter, the Metropolitan Police shared: “A man was arrested by Met Terrorism Command officers tonight at Luton Airport in connection with a number of terrorism offences. He was taken to a London police station, where he currently remains in custody. “. .”
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