Coventry engineer jailed for four years and eight months after sending £4,000 to ISIS fighting brother - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Coventry engineer jailed for four years and eight months after sending £4,000 to ISIS fighting brother

A COVENTRY engineer has been jailed for four years and eight months after sending money to fund his brother who is fighting in Syria with Daesh.

Nadeem Hussain, of Threadneedle Street, Coventry, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court after previously admitting three counts of being concerned in arrangements to make money available for the purpose of terrorism.

Hussain pleaded guilty to sending £4,000 to fund his brother Naweed Hussain, who is believed to have joined Daesh after travelling to the conflict zone in June 2015.

The cash was sent via a money transfer bureaus in Coventry over a period of three days in April 2016.

Hussain was originally arrested and bailed by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in January 2016 following searches by officers at a number of addresses in Coventry.

The searches were in connection with his brother’s departure.

Hussain was further detained on suspicion of a separate criminal matter in April 2016.

As a result his phone was seized by officers, who found evidence of financial transactions to his sibling.

These included screenshots of post-it notes showing receipts of the money transfers and names of people abroad to transfer the money to.

Other images seized from phones include pictures of what are believed to be Naweed Hussain engaged with Daesh fighters in the conflict zone and images relating to Islamic State ideology.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who leads on counter-terrorism for the West Midlands, said: “Disrupting terrorist funding is an important part of our investigations.

“Sending money to those actively engaged in terrorism helps fund their activities and exacerbates the threat.

“We will continue to act on any intelligence and disrupt the flow of money to conflict zones.”

Anyone who knows of someone who may be potentially drawn into terrorist-related activity should contact the police for advice and support on 101.

If you see or hear something that you are concerned could be terrorist related, call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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