15yo arrested in terrorism raids ‘made coded reference to gun’

Agen Sabung Ayam

Updated December ten, 2015 22:55:08

A fifteen-12 months-aged boy arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday experienced been under surveillance for far more than a yr and experienced been convicted on firearms expenses, a court docket has read.

The boy, who cannot be named for authorized motives, was amongst a team of five males who had been on Thursday billed with conspiracy to carry out an act in preparation for a terrorist act.

He utilized for bail at Parramatta Children’s Court through his barrister Charles Waterstreet.

Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bruce Wells argued against the boy’s launch and explained he posed a chance to the safety of the neighborhood.

Sergeant Wells said the boy used coded textual content messages to communicate with his co-accused about turning out to be a martyr.

In 1 concept from Oct 2014, the boy mentioned: “I’m heading to get to paradise via banana, God is great, no God but Allah.”

The court listened to the term “banana” was a coded reference for a gun.

Sergeant Wells also tendered a bundle of photos of the boy to the courtroom which confirmed him dressed in black and keeping a shotgun.

Amongst the pictures police recovered have been images of an Islamic Point out fighter and a photograph of an Islamic Point out beheading.

The boy had been the subject of three different counter-terrorism raids above the previous two years Thursday’s raid was the 3rd he had been the focus on of, the court docket heard.

He was residence on your own in the 1st raid in 2013 where police seized his PlayStation, cellphone, laptop computer and files.

In the second raid the boy was arrested and subsequently billed with possessing an unauthorised firearm and was provided an eighteen-month very good conduct bond.

Psychologist claims boy endured ongoing trauma

The boy’s clinical and forensic psychologist, Hannan Dover, advised the court docket he experienced endured ongoing trauma, anxiousness, melancholy and paranoia as a end result of the raids.

Ms Dover instructed the courtroom the boy fears for his basic safety soon after his home was raided by the Australian Federal Law enforcement although he was residence on your own.

“That incident was a total shock and horror,” she explained.

Ms Dover stated the boy now has trouble eating, has repeated nightmares and sleeps in a sleeping bag on the floor of his mother and father bed room.

She also advised the court that the boy was paranoid and experienced the experience he was continuously becoming watched.

“He will not have a lot of trust in men and women,” she explained.

“One particular of his closest buddies was approached by ASIO and presented fitness center memberships to discuss about [the boy].”

The boy’s father provided up $ four hundred,000 bucks in income and residence to protected his son’s launch on bail.

He instructed the court he would be prepared for the boy to stay in property detention and would surrender his telephone and report everyday to police.

“Of program,” he explained.

“He’s cherished dearly by us and we’ll stand by him.”

Magistrate Elizabeth Ryan has reserved her choice till Friday.

Subject areas: crime, law-crime-and-justice, courts-and-trials, terrorism, sydney-2000, australia, nsw, georges-corridor-2198, parramatta-2150

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