Aussie terror planner gets 38 years jail

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-23 11:56:56|Editor: Li Xia
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SYDNEY, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- One of the men behind a 2015 terror attack which saw a radicalized teenager kill a New South Wales (NSW) Police accountant, will spend at least 28 and a half years of a 38-year sentence behind bars.

Milad Atai was sentenced on Friday for assisting and encouraging 15-year-old Farhad Jabar to shoot accountant Curtis Cheng dead outside a Sydney police station, as well as helping Jabar's sister to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

NSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Johnson said that while Atai did not supply the gun to Jabar himself, he was fully aware of the plot and made no attempt to stop it.

The 22-year-old is still considered to be a supporter of Islamic State and recently retracted an apology he made earlier to the family of the victim, stating that he was now "not sorry or regretful" for the death of the father and husband.

Atai refused to stand as he was sentenced, which Johnson said was further evidence of his unrepentance and commitment to his extremist beliefs.

As he was led away from court, Atai pointed at the judge and yelled something in a foreign language.