‘ Tin­nie ter­ror­ists’ ap­pear in court

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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