Australian police charge Sydney man over Syrian trip

Australian counter-terrorism police have charged 25-year-old Belal Betka with traveling to war-torn Syria to fight for a “terrorist organization.”  He was arrested Tuesday at his Mount Lewis home in Sydney and charged with several offences, including “incursion into foreign countries with the intention of engaging in hostile activities.” Betka is the first person to be charged in Australia with this offense, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison

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2 thoughts on “Australian police charge Sydney man over Syrian trip

  • Dec 20, 2017 @ 17:14 at 17:14
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    Hey, Jim! How do they manage in Australia? There are not too many camels up there, I guess.

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  • Dec 21, 2017 @ 15:45 at 15:45
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    Lots of camels in northern AUstralia

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