Terror financing: UK man claims Syria cash was for brother’s ‘medical advice’
17 Jan 2019

A British man has been jailed for allegedly sending funds to his brother who travelled to Syria in order to help establish an Islamic state.

Sheffield-based Abdurahman Kaabar admitted sending money to his brother but denied knowing or suspecting it might be used to fund terrorism. Instead, he claimed he had provided the funds to enable his brother to obtain medical advice only.

It is understood that 24-year-old Kaabar, who is a dental student, sent an unspecified sum to his young brother. Kaabar was found guilty of one count of entering info funding arrangements for the purposes of terrorism.

He was also found guilty of a second count of funding terrorism by offering to send a further sum to his brother in July 2017 but the transfer did not take place.

According to the prosecution, Kaabar had previously pleaded guilty to several counts of possessing and disseminating extremist material that could have been of use to anyone planning a terror attack.

Last week, he was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison and given notification orders of 15 years.

These require offenders to notify the authorities of any major changes such as new name or address after they are released from prison.

At the time of the conviction, Deb Walsh from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Kaabar also admitted to having and sharing a number of violent publications. He clearly holds an extremist worldview and was prepared to play an active role in terrorism. He must now face the consequences.”

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