Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers acts in terrorism trial

March 27, 2017

Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers represented Ijaz Khan, 28, who pleaded guilty to preparing for acts of terrorism at Leeds Crown Court.

Khan, 28, made arrangements to travel from Bradford to Syria and obtained money to fund this journey from his wife, Afsheen.   He made a video recording which was a goodbye message to friends and family and spoke of his desire to be martyred.

He was arrested in February 2015 at Manchester Airport after information was received that he was planning to travel to Syria to fight with Daesh.

Afsheen Khan, also 28, was arrested by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NE CTU) in October 2015.

Counter Terrorism Unit officials say Khan’s purpose of travel was to join Daesh and engage in terrorist activity.

An investigation uncovered the support his wife had given him with his planning and preparation for travel and her knowledge of his intentions.

Following mitigation by Imran Shafi, Khan was sentenced to a term of five years, the lowest possible level of sentence as set out in Court of Appeal guidance.