23 November 2015

Conviction of an aspiring PKK militant

Conviction of an aspiring PKK militant

Dan Pawson-Pounds was instructed in the prosecution of Silhan Ozcelik for a terrorism offence. Ms Ozcelik was convicted of engaging in conduct in preparation for committing an act of terrorism and was sentenced to 21 months’ detention in a young offender institution. Ms Ozcelik was the first person prosecuted for attempting to join the PKK, a proscribed Kurdish terrorist organisation, in order to fight ISIS.

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