BREAKING NATIONAL NEWS: Suspected UK ISIS member charged with cyber terror offences
Samata Ullah has been charged with six terrorism offences, incluidng belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) - (File pic - YouTube)
A MAN is due to appear in court charged with terrorism offences in connection with belonging to ISIS.
Samata Ullah, 33, from Cardiff, Wales, was charged with terrorism offences.
He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Wednesday October 5.
Ullah was arrested on Thursday September 22 by officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, and charged today.
Ullah was arrested by officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (File pic PA)
The charges are:
*Membership of a proscribed organisation. On or before 22 September 2016 Ullah belonged or professed to belong to a proscribed organisation namely ISIS (Daesh). Contrary to section 11 Terrorism Act 2000.
*Terrorist Training. Between 31 December 2015 and 22 September 2016 Ullah provided instruction or training in the use of encryption programmes, and at the time he provided the instruction or training, he knew that a person receiving it intended to use the skills in which he is being instructed or trained for or in connection with the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism or for assisting the commission or preparation by others of such acts.
It is alleged that Ullah had in his possession a book about guided missiles (File pic - YouTube)
*Preparation for terrorism. Between 31 December 2015 and 22 September 2016 Ullah, with the intention of assisting another or others to commit acts of terrorism, engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention namely, by researching an encryption programme, developing an encrypted version of his blog site and publishing the instructions around the use of programme on his blog site, contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006.
*Directing terrorism. Between 1 December 2015 and 22 September 2016 Ullah directed the activities of an organisation which is concerned in the commission of acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 56 Terrorism Act 2000.
*On or before 22 September 2016 Ullah had in his possession an article namely one USB cufflink that had an operating system loaded on to it for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, contrary to section 57 Terrorism Act 2000.
Ullah is charged with "directing the activities of a terror organisation" (File pic - YouTube)
*On or before 22 September 2016 Ullah had in his possession articles namely a book about guided missiles and a PDF version of a book about advanced in missile guidance and control for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, contrary to section 57 Terrorism Act 2000.
A Met spokesman said: "The arrest, which took place in the street in Cardiff was pre-planned and as a result of a pro-active investigation by the MPS Counter Terrorism Command supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit."