CTU

Sheffield Woman Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Terrorist Offence

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A 22 year old woman from Sheffield has today (Thursday, March 30) been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to disseminating terrorist material online. 

Fatimah Peer-MohdFatimah Peer-Mohd (also known as Fatimah Peer-Mohamed) admitted to one count of disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 at Sheffield Crown Court. 

Peer-Mohd was arrested in May 2015 by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit after postings were made on social media that were pro ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL and IS) and anti-Western. 

She was charged under the Terrorism Act in September. 

Head of the North East CTU, Detective Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, said: "We cannot underestimate the power of social media or the dangerous nature of the propaganda produced by terrorist groups such as Daesh. 

"It is therefore vital that we pursue those who use these tools to further their cause and protect those who are potentially vulnerable to being influenced by this type of material. 

"Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism." 

"It is also vital that collectively we make every effort to stop people becoming radicalised online. We continue to call on the public to act on their instincts and help defeat terrorism. We rely on the public for information and urge anyone who comes across extremist or terrorist material online to report it either online via www.gov.uk/ACT or by contacting the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321".

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Following an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit a 22 year old woman from Sheffield has been charged with terrorist offences.

Fatimah Peer-Mohamed, born 16/04/94, was arrested on May 7, 2015, as part of an intelligence led inquiry. She has been charged with two offences of disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006. She will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on September 15, 2016.

The offences relate to activity and posts made online.

 

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