Teen jailed over foiled be­head­ing plot

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A teenager who plot­ted to run down and be­head a po­lice of­fi­cer in an An­zac Day ter­ror­ist at­tack in Aus­tralia after be­ing “cor­rupted by lu­natic cler­ics” was yes­ter­day sen­tenced to 10 years in jail. Sevdet Besim, 19, pleaded guilty to “do­ing an act in prepa­ra­tion, or plan­ning for, a ter­ror­ist act” over the 2015 plan to at­tack com­mem­o­ra­tions in Mel­bourne honour­ing sol­diers who fought and died for Aus­tralia. The Vic­to­rian Supreme Court had pre­vi­ously heard that Mr Besim dis­cussed the plot in en­crypted mes­sages with a Bri­tish boy, who was 14 at the time.

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