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Foreign fighter trial: Amin Mohamed found guilty of attempting to join conflict in Syria

A Melbourne man who claimed he was travelling to Turkey to meet his fiance has been found guilty of attempting to join the conflict in Syria. In 2013 Amin Mohamed, 25, obtained a New Zealand passport, quit his job, booked a flight to Istanbul and discussed travelling to Syria with a man named Handi Alqudsi.… Continue reading Foreign fighter trial: Amin Mohamed found guilty of attempting to join conflict in Syria

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Foreign fighter trial: Kiwi told to use apps to avoid detection, court hears

Foreign fighter trial: Kiwi told to use apps to avoid detection, court hears A Kiwi who allegedly tried to join the conflict in Syria was advised to use online messaging apps to avoid detection by authorities, a court has been told. Melbourne resident Amin Mohamed, 25, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of attempting… Continue reading Foreign fighter trial: Kiwi told to use apps to avoid detection, court hears

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Kiwi’s foreign fighter trial set to begin

Somali-born Amin Mohamed will fight four charges of preparing to enter a foreign state to engage in hostile activities at Melbourne Supreme Court in Australia. Mohamed came to New Zealand as a refugee in the 1990s, attended Lynfield College and graduated with a business degree at AUT. He is determined to fight the charges and… Continue reading Kiwi’s foreign fighter trial set to begin

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Australia charges NZ citizen with preparing to fight in Syrian war

A man accused of obtaining a New Zealand passport as he prepared to fight in Syria will appear in an Australian court today. New Zealand citizen Amin Mohamed, 23, is charged with four counts of preparing to enter a foreign state to engage in hostile activities. Prosecutors allege he booked a flight to Turkey and… Continue reading Australia charges NZ citizen with preparing to fight in Syrian war

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The legal aid bill for Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui’s challenge to his security-risk certificate has been estimated at $3 million.

The legal aid bill for Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui’s challenge to his security-risk certificate has been estimated at $3 million. The legal aid bill for Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui’s challenge to his security-risk certificate has been estimated at $3 million.

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A dirty little deal has been forged

Zaoui was never innocent, he made a deal., which he can easily reneg. WHEN the chips were down, Ahmed Zaoui sang like a bird to buy his freedom in New Zealand. Zaoui’s decision to offer new information that could be prejudicial to him — presumably about the so-called freedom-fighting networks he belonged to — is… Continue reading A dirty little deal has been forged

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Zaoui provided information useful to CIA – source

Ahmed Zaoui provided information to the Security Intelligence Service on Algerian groups with terror links which has been passed to the American CIA, intelligence sources say. One of the reasons given yesterday for the SIS deciding Mr Zaoui is no longer a threat to New Zealand was that he had become “more candid” in his… Continue reading Zaoui provided information useful to CIA – source