In 2014, Yusuf Zubair Sarwar and his childhood pal had been jailed for almost 13 years
A “DANGEROUS” terrorist from Birmingham, who was sentenced to just about 13 years in jail after getting back from Syria, has been launched early on licence.
Yusuf Zubair Sarwar’s launch got here greater than a yr after the Parole Board heard his software.
In 2014, Woolwich Crown Courtroom jailed Sarwar and his childhood buddies Mohammed Nahin Ahmed for 12 years and 9 months after they admitted to spending eight months in Syria the place that they had joined Kataib al-Muhajireen, an extremist group linked to Al-Qaeda. They had been additionally sentenced to an prolonged licence interval of 5 years.
Earlier than leaving for Syria in Might 2013, the boys had ordered books from Amazon together with ‘Islam for Dummies’, ‘The Koran For Dummies’ and ‘Arabic For Dummies’, in accordance with prosecutors.
Sawar faked paperwork to persuade his household that he was occurring a college journey, whereas laying plans to journey via Turkey to hitch the Syrian civil conflict.
His household reported him lacking after they found his hand-written letter telling his mom of his intentions to “do jihad”.
The pair, who got here again to the UK after being persuaded by their households in Birmingham, advised the police that they had been to Syria for humanitarian causes, a declare the courtroom later rejected.
Officers discovered a digital digicam with hundreds of warzone photos, believed to be taken across the metropolis of Aleppo, with a number of the photographs exhibiting the duo carrying weapons.
Whereas sentencing the 2 males – each aged 22 on the time – Choose Michael Topolski had described them as “harmful”.
He concluded that the “fundamentalists” had been “deeply dedicated to violent extremism,” having “launched into a course supposed to commit acts of terrorism.”
That they had travelled to Syria “intending on jihad’ and ‘martyrdom on the battlefield,” the choose mentioned however famous that that they had no plans for a terror assault within the UK.
Now the Parole Board has confirmed its panel has directed the discharge of Sarwar, now 31, following an “oral listening to.”
He might be below an prolonged licence interval of 5 years throughout which his actions and contacts might be restricted.
MailOnlie reported that Ahmed may also stroll out of jail with related situations later this yr if the Parole Board accepts his software for launch.