NSW Police Minister urges appeal to ‘unjust’ terrorism sentence
NSW Police Minister David Elliott is encouraging the sentence handed down to an Islamic State supporter to be appealed.
A 30-year-old has been jailed for four years for preparing for a terror attack in Bangladesh, after he was stopped at Sydney Airport.
Another man, Isaac El Matari, who admitted to planning terrorist attacks on Australian soil and preparing to engage in foreign fighting, has been jailed for at least five and a half years.
Minister Elliott told Ben Fordham he is encouraging the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to consider an appeal to the “unjust” sentence.
“I’d expect to be in contact with the Commonwealth today.
“We just can’t have people think that if you get radicalised on a whim and threaten the people of Australia, the justice system isn’t going to be nothing more than intolerant of you.”
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