Alleged Member Of ISIS “Beatles” To Face Trial In UK On Terror Prices

Alleged Member  Of ISIS 'Beatles' To Face Trial In UK On Terror Charges

Aine Davis will go on trial on February 27 on the Outdated Bailey legal courtroom in London. (Representational)


An alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) group’s “Beatles” kidnap-and-murder cell will face trial within the UK this month on terrorism costs, a decide mentioned on Monday.

Aine Davis is accused of belonging to the infamous group of hostage-takers, who grew up and had been radicalised in London.

Lively in Syria from 2012 to 2015, they had been allegedly concerned in abducting greater than two dozen journalists and aid employees from the USA and different nations.

The group members had been nicknamed the “Beatles” by their captives due to their distinctive British accents.

The hostages, a few of whom had been launched after their governments paid ransoms, had been from at the very least 15 nations, together with Denmark, France, Japan, Norway, Spain and the USA.

The IS tortured and killed their victims, together with by beheading, and launched movies of the murders for propaganda functions.

Davis, 38, will go on trial on February 27 on the Outdated Bailey legal courtroom in London, decide Mark Lucraft mentioned on Monday.

He faces two costs associated to offering cash for terrorist functions and one among possessing a firearm for a objective linked to terrorism.

The decide additionally prolonged Davis’s detention in custody to March 3. It was attributable to run out on Friday.

Davis didn’t seem in courtroom and the video hyperlink to his jail was not working.

His lawyer, Mark Summers, mentioned he had been in a position to communicate to his shopper about extending custody.

The lawyer predicted the trial would take lower than two weeks.

Davis was arrested in Turkey in 2015 and sentenced to seven and half years for membership of IS in 2017.

He was launched in July final yr and deported from Turkey the subsequent month. He was then arrested when he arrived at Britain’s Luton airport.

In 2014, his spouse Amal El-Wahabi grew to become the primary particular person in Britain to be convicted of funding IS jihadists after attempting to ship 20,000 euros — price $25,000 on the time — to him in Syria.

She was jailed for 28 months and 7 days following a trial by which Davis was described as a drug supplier earlier than he went to Syria to battle with IS.

Two of the “Beatles”, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, have acquired life sentences in the USA.

The fourth within the group, executioner Mohammed Emwazi, was killed by a US drone in Syria in November 2015.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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