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Australian IT geek accused of terrorism for giving software to a relative who works for ISIS


The Australian IT geek is charged with terrorism "after giving video editing software to a relative who has become the press officer for ISIS."

  • A Brisbane man has been charged with terrorism for allegedly supporting ISIS
  • He was arrested on Tuesday by a joint team of federal and state police
  • He reportedly provided video editing software to a relative who worked for ISIS

A Brisbane man was brought to justice for giving video editing software to a relative who worked for the media unit of the Islamic State terrorist organization.

The 27-year-old was brought before the Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday for trying to support a terrorist organization, according to the Australian federal police.

Police say the Algester man provided video editing software to a relative who had traveled to the conflict zone – and worked for the Islamic State media unit in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

A Brisbane man was brought to justice for giving video editing software to a relative who worked for the media unit of the Islamic State terrorist organization (archive picture).

He was arrested on Tuesday after a joint raid by ASIO and the federal and state police in Algester.

He was accused of attempting to support a terrorist organization, contrary to two sections of the Penal Code, which impose a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

The 27-year-old stood before the Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday and was accused of attempting to support a terrorist organization, according to the Australian federal police (archive photo).

The 27-year-old stood before the Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday and was accused of attempting to support a terrorist organization, according to the Australian federal police (archive photo).

AFP Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney, national counterterrorism manager, said the support this man is providing is tangible and would directly help a terrorist organization achieve its goals.

He said there was no threat to the Queensland community as a result of this investigation.

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