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Boy, 16, has been accused of inviting support for the banned neo-Nazi group National Action

The 16-year-old has been charged with 11 crimes, including inviting support for the neo-Nazi group’s banned national action and encouraging terrorism

  • Teenager appeared on Westminster Magistrates’ Court for terror charges
  • He was arrested in October last year by counter-terrorism agents
  • Accused of

A 16-year-old boy from Newcastle has been charged with 11 offenses, including calling for support for the group’s banned national action, encouraging terrorism, inciting racial hatred and inciting religious hatred, according to Counter Terrorism Policing North East .

The teenager appeared before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, charged with terrorism and public policy.

He was arrested in October 2019 by counter-terrorism agents as part of an intelligence-led investigation of suspected right-wing terrorism online.

A 16-year-old boy from Newcastle has been charged with 11 offenses, including calling for support for the group's banned national action, encouraging terrorism, inciting racial hatred and inciting religious hatred, said Counter Terrorism Policing North East

A 16-year-old boy from Newcastle has been charged with 11 offenses, including calling for support for the group’s banned national action, encouraging terrorism, inciting racial hatred and inciting religious hatred, said Counter Terrorism Policing North East

He is accused of requesting support for National Action in four social media posts last summer.

In May and September last year, he reportedly encouraged racism three times and sparked racial hatred three times.

He is also accused of publishing or distributing written material that threatened or intended to spark religious hatred.

Being a member of or requesting support from a prohibited terrorist organization is a criminal offense punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

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