An engineer from Coventry has been jailed for four years and eight months for sending money to fund his brother who is currently fighting in Syria with Isis.
Nadeem Hussain,36, from Threadneedle Street, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court after he previously admitted three counts of being concerned in arrangements to make money available for the purposes of terrorism.
Hussain pleaded guilty to sending £4,000 to fund his brother Naweed Hussain, who is believed to have joined the terror group in 2015. The cash was sent via a money transfer bureau in the city.
Nadeem 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 in connection with his brother’s disappearance.
Library Picture of an Isis fighter.
Hussain pleaded guilty to sending £4,000 to fund his brother Naweed Hussain, who is believed to have joined the terror group Isis in 2015 Credit: ITV News.
Hussain was then later held on suspicion of a separate criminal matter in April 2016.
As a result his mobile phone was seized by officers who found evidence of financial transactions to his brother.
Other images seized from phones include pictures of what are believed to be Naweed Hussain engaged with Islamic State fighters in the conflict zone and images relating to Islamic State ideology.
His brother is thought to have travelled to Syria in 2015. Credit: ITV News.
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 vulnerable to being drawn into terrorist-related activity, including travelling abroad to conflict zones should contact local police for advice and support on 101.“
– ASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE MARCUS BEALE.