A young aspiring Islamic State fighter stopped at Sydney Airport when he attempted to fly to Syria and returned behind a bar accused of breaking his bond of good deeds.
Moudasser Taleb, who was charged with a shotgun crime in April, appeared in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday via a video link from prison.
In June 2019, Judge Peter Hammill placed him in a five-year bond of good deeds, considering the two years he had already been detained.
A 26-year-old woman was convicted of preparing for a trip to Syria from early February to mid-June 2017 for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.
He had few plane tickets and little money.
The jury dismissed the defense’s claim that Taleb had no intention of engaging in the war or was mentally ill at the time.
He was arrested at Green Acres’ home in April and was subject to a firearms ban order and was charged with crimes such as obtaining firearms and ammunition while in possession of an unauthorized and banned firearm. ..
Taleb has also been accused of violating his Supreme Court approval order.
During his brief appearance on Tuesday, Judge Hamil was told that the firearms issue was to be heard in the district court in April.
The judge will be provided with up-to-date medical information, but the issue of violation depends on whether he was convicted or acquitted of firearms.
He postponed the breach issue on May 9 for instructions.
After being stabbed by undercover police, Taleb was arrested at the airport in June 2017 with a bag containing military clothing, sleeping bags, tactical gloves, a solar charger, and other equipment.
Taleb also had well over 200 videos on his cell phone, including decapitation, people with the ISIS flag, and the battlefield.
After his arrest, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a condition in which a judge has had a significant impact on his moral responsibility.
Judge Hamil said the decision to put Taleb in the bond of good deeds would undoubtedly be criticized by public commentators who “think there is no sentence long enough.”
But he said that all the facts before him “screamed” a sentence that would give “young, mentally ill, and vulnerable criminals” an opportunity for rehabilitation.
Taleb’s disability could have made him susceptible to radicalism, and criminals were “inappropriate” to general deterrence decisions, the judge said.
For the first two years of the bond, Taleb continued to treat his mental illness without using the messaging app Telegram, accessing materials maintained by IS or other groups supporting extremist Islam.
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