Alleged member of ISIS demise squad jailed for 8 years in UK – JURIST


A British man suspected of being a member of an ISIS demise squad known as “the Beatles” was sentenced to eight years in jail Monday for possession of a firearm and two costs of funding terrorism. The person, Aine Davis, was sentenced on the Outdated Bailey for the three offences, which date again to 2013 and 2014.

The fear cell referred to as “the Beatles” consisted of 4 members who spoke with British accents. Different members of the group, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are at the moment serving life sentences within the US. They were charged with taking Americans hostage in Syria and different terrorism offences which resulted in deaths. In response to the indictment, they, together with Mohamed Emwazi (aka Jihadi John), “engaged in a chronic sample of bodily and psychological violence towards the hostages, together with towards Americans.” Emwazi was killed in a drone strike in 2015. Davis has all the time denied being part of the group.

Davis was arrested in Turkey in 2015 and was prosecuted there for the offence of membership in an armed organisation. This trial resulted in 2017, and he was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail. On the finish of that sentence, he was deported again to the UK the place he was arrested by UK authorities in 2022. At his sentencing listening to, his barrister made “varied tender apologies” on his behalf.

Decide Mark Lucraft KC sentenced Davis to 6 years for the firearms offence and two years for funding terrorism.

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