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Man who translated extremist videos and uploaded them to You Tube is jailed

Mohammad Aftab Suleman was jailed for 33 months. Photo: Greater Manchester Police.

A man who translated extremist videos and uploaded them to You Tube for others to view, has been jailed.

Mohammad Aftab Suleman, 26, from Crumpsall, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to five counts of possessing documents containing information of a kind likely to be of use to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism and two counts of distributing a terrorist publication.

Today he was sentenced at The Old Bailey to 33 months in prison.

Suleman was arrested when police raided his home in December, during the operation officers seized digital media, including a pen drive that was found in a jacket pocket in his bedroom.

The pen drive was found to hold more than 430 documents containing extremist literature.

Two further laptops were also seized, one of which was found to have software that allowed access to the ‘dark web’.

Officers also saw travel documents belonging to Suleman, who was planning to fly to Pakistan later that month.

“From the literature and videos found in Suleman’s possession, it is clear he is a staunch supporter of Islamic extremism and whilst there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest he engaged in any attack planning, he went out of his way to distribute extremist materials and make them accessible to others."

– Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, North West Counter Terrorism Unit