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Brent man jailed for sharing extremist and terror-related content from six Facebook accounts

The judge also ordered Hussain Yousef should be deported after his six-and-a-half year sentence

Hussain Yousef shared content, photos and videos from Daesh, also known as Islamic State(Image: PA)

A man from Brent has been jailed for sharing terrorism-related content online through multiple Facebook accounts.

Hussain Yousef was handed a six-and-a-half year jail sentence for using six Facebook accounts to share content, images and videos of Daesh aka Islamic State.

He was convicted of collection of information which may be useful to someone who commits or prepares acts of terrorism as well as encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications at Kingston Crown Court on Friday (September 22).

The judge also ordered that Yousef be deported at the end of his prison sentence.

The 21-year-old's activity was first reported to police in November 2015 by members of the public concerned about posts from two Facebook accounts.

An investigation linked Yousef with six accounts sharing extremist Islamist or terror-related material which lead to his arrest on July 20, 2016 near a fast food outlet where he worked.

A search of his phone showed that alongside the Facebook accounts, Yousef had a list, purporting to be details of US military personnel, which police believed could be used by others wanting to commit terrorist offences.

He was sentenced to six years and six months’ imprisonment for the collection of information which may be useful to someone who commits or prepares acts of terrorism.

Further three-year sentences were given for counts of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications respectively, but will run concurrently.

Yousef was found not guilty of one count of encouragement of terrorism and one count of dissemination of terrorist publications.

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