Advocating terrorism charges laid against South Australian man

This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police

As a result of information received via the National Security Hotline, the South Australian Joint Counter Terrorism Team (SA JCTT) has today charged a 50-year-old Flinders Park man for allegedly advocating terrorism.

The man was arrested earlier today at a facility in Northfield, South Australia.

He was charged with four counts of advocating terrorism, contrary to section 80.2C of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

Police will allege in court that the man posted videos to social media that encouraged people in overseas conflict zones to commit terrorist acts. There are no current or impending threats to the Australian community as a result of these activities.

The man is scheduled to appear before Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.

The National Security Hotline is a vital component of Australia’s national counter-terrorism efforts. Anyone who sees or becomes aware of something suspicious or unusual should phone the hotline immediately on 1800 1234 00.


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SA Police Media (08) 7322 3848

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