Scot sentenced for terrorism charges

The High Court in Glasgow has sentenced a man to 2 years and 8 months in prison after he pled guilty to sharing a firearms video and recklessly encouraging acts of terrorism.

James Farrell was a member of a Telegram chat called Oaken Hearth Chat, which shared far right-wing ideology. The group was infiltrated by an undercover police officer.

The court heard that Farrell made several anti-semitic, racist and neo-Nazi comments in the chat. The chat also featured discussions on how to build firearms and photos of what appeared to be 3D-printed firearms.

On sentencing, Lord Clark said that the chat discussed previous atrocities which involved the killing of many people.

Lord Clark said: "As the Criminal Justice Social Work Report states, you continue to adhere to your far right-wing views. You have expressed no remorse. You are also assessed by the author as creating a maximum risk of re-offending."

Image: Stephen Sweeney / The High Court of Glasgow


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