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Two brothers become first Britons to be jailed for attending terror camp

IANS 27 Nov 2014, 11:14:22 AM IST

London: Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be jailed for attending terrorist training in Syria, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday.

Mohommod Hassin Nawaz,31, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and his 23-year-old brother Hamza Nawaz was sentenced to three years in prison after appearing at the Central Criminal Court here Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

They are the first British citizens sentenced for terrorist offences after returning from Syria, Metropolitan Police said.

Between January 2012 and September 2013, the two men conspired together to attend a place used for terrorist training knowing or believing that instruction or training would be provided there wholly or partly for purposes connected with the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism, police said.

In May, the two men pleaded guilty to the crimes after being arrested.