Man charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation

The Australian Federal Police has charged a 38-year-old man with being a member of a terrorist organisation.

Following search warrants conducted in North Sydney and Dee Why earlier today (20 July 2016) a man was taken into custody. He was subsequently charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation, contrary to section 102.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

It will be alleged in court that the man was a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The man has been remanded in custody, and is scheduled to appear in Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (21 July 2016) via video link.

There is no current or impending threat of a terrorist act to the Australian community arising from this investigation.

The maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years’ imprisonment

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