A Nottinghamshire man has been sentenced to prison again for violating the conditions of a Terrorism Notification Order, according to a press release.

Adeel Ulhaq, 29, was initially jailed in February 2016 for six years for assisting a teenager in joining ISIS and for funding terrorism.

His offences fell under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (TACT 2006) and Section 17 of Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT 2000).

Upon his release from prison, Ulhaq was subject to several restrictions under a Part 4 Terrorist Notification Order. These conditions required him to inform the police if he acquired a new phone number, email address, or bank account.

However, in November 2023, authorities discovered that Ulhaq had failed to declare several email addresses, telephone numbers, and bank accounts. Consequently, he was charged with seven counts of Section 54(1)(a) of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 – Failure without reasonable excuse to comply with notification of changes.

Ulhaq had initially been released from prison in April 2018 but was recalled just three days later for breaching one of his parole licence conditions. He was released again in May 2019 and remains subject to notification requirements until 2 April 2034.

The breaches were identified through the efforts of Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands (CTPEM). An examination of Ulhaq’s undeclared digital devices revealed research into arms and ammunition, extremist groups, military training, policing, and the Prevent programme.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on 31 May 2024, Ulhaq was sentenced to 33 months in prison after pleading guilty to five breaches of his part IV notification requirements.

CTPEM Detective Sergeant Frank Fraser commented on the case, stating, “These particular breaches in my opinion are more serious, as they have concealed more concerning behaviour, which has been thoroughly investigated. Ulhaq has today been jailed, which shows that failure to comply with these restrictions is a serious matter.”

Fraser mentioned the importance of such restrictions, saying, “Courts issue restrictions like these on those convicted of terrorism offences to allow police to keep the public safe. By not complying with them, Ulhaq has found himself behind bars, and will continue to be monitored by Counter Terrorism Policing.”

He also praised the collaborative efforts of CTPEM, noting, “Convicted terrorists in our region are monitored intensively by CTPEM, by teams of hard-working officers and staff. Where breaches of conditions or risks are identified, we will work around the clock to prosecute offenders and protect the public. This was a team effort across a number of disciplines within our unit and I would like to thank all those involved.”

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Jack (@guest_824165)
16 days ago

33 months for a known terrorist who was using secret phones, e;mail accounts and bank accounts to try and obtain firearms and ammo online ? I’m sorry but that should be an automatic life sentence.

Chaz (@guest_824188)
16 days ago
Reply to  Jack

It should be the death sentence, people committed to this path will almost never turn away from violence to peace. Remember they think deliberately blowing up stadiums full of kids is Gods work. They are rabid treat them as such.

Grizzler (@guest_824437)
15 days ago
Reply to  Jack

yeah but…but…but…don’t forget …”human rights” …”western capitalism”… “nasty western crusading wars” … “peaceful religion”….and so on and so forth..