Brisbane man charged with providing support to the ISIS terrorist group
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A Brisbane man has faced court accused of giving video editing software to a relative who went to work for a media unit of the so-called Islamic State terror group in a conflict zone.
Alaa Adam Atwani, 27, faced Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday after being charged with attempting to provide support to a terrorist organisation.
Police allege Atwani provided Sony Vegas video-editing software to a relative who had travelled to a conflict zone – and was working for the media unit of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
He committed the alleged offence at a unit in Sydney suburb Punchbowl between October and November 2014, court documents state.
It is alleged he knew he was helping a terrorist organisation.
Atwani was arrested as part of a joint AFP-Queensland police investigation into Australians suspected of “being members of a terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq, as well as people in Australia suspected of providing assistance to terrorist organisations”.