A 23-year-old woman has been given a suspended sentence for funding a Syrian terrorist.
Hana Khan of Meyrick Road, Brent, was found guilty on Monday (March 23) in relation to two counts under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act and was sentenced to 21-months in prison, suspended for two years.
She was convicted of sending a total of £1,000 to Jafar Turay, who was believed to be in Syria and involved with terrorist groups.
Khan and Turay had been in a relationship for some time before he left the UK in 2012.
Their relationship continued while he was abroad and communications on Khan's phone suggested they were contemplating marriage.
Khan was first arrested on August 13, 2013. During a search of her address, police recovered evidence of conversations between her and Turay, which included references to being in Syria and fighting, showing she would have been aware of what he was doing and where he was.
On two occasions officers were able to prove that Khan made arrangements to send money to Turay.
Speaking following the sentence this week, Commander Richard Walton, head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Terrorists do not exist in a vacuum but require the support of others to carry out their crimes.
"We do not only investigate those directly involved in terrorist attacks but also those around them, those who fund and support them.
“This conviction sends a message to those who provide support to those involved in acts of terrorism overseas or here in the UK.”