‘ Tinnie terrorists’ appear in court
SIX men accused of plotting to leave Australia by boat to fight alongside Islamic State sympathisers have faced a Melbourne court with their lawyers seeking more details of the case against them.
Murat Kaya, Kadir Kaya, Robert “Musa” Cerantonio, Paul Dacre, Antonio Granata and Shayden Thorne appeared before the Supreme Court of Victoria yesterday for a mention hearing.
Murat Kaya is accused of helping to buy a 7m boat that five other men were allegedly planning to use to leave Australia to join jihadist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines.
Kaya’s younger brother, Kadir, was arrested alongside Cerantonio, Dacre, Granata and Thorne near Cairns in May 2016 while towing a boat to Cape York.
The men have been dubbed the ‘ tinnie terrorists”.
The trial is expected to start on October 4.