Youth with Bangladesh ‘connection’ detained in Australia

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Nowroz Rayed Amin was arrested at his Ingleburn home. -- The West AustralianA 26-year-old young man from Sydney was detained allegedly for trying possibly to travel to Bangladesh which Australian media reports described as a foreign conflict zone.

Nowroz Amin, an Australian citizen from Ingleburn, was arrested on Saturday and charged with terrorism offences after he allegedly tried to travel overseas to meet with people who support extremist ideology, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.
The West Australian, referring to court documents, said the man was allegedly preparing and planning for a terrorist act between September 2015 and February 2016.
The newspaper wrote that Amin was stopped at Sydney Airport in February 2016 from travelling to Bangladesh after border force officials found extremist ideology items in his luggage and on his electronic devices.
If convicted, the 26-year-old faces life in prison.
The state's counter-terrorism squad swooped on Nowroz Rayed Amin at his Ingleburn home in the city's southwest on Saturday morning, The West Australian said attributing the news to an agency report.
Amin was said to have not appeared at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday, nor has he applied for bail, which was formally refused.
A commonwealth prosecutor indicated the man's lawyer Adam Houda would prepare a brief of evidence within the next six weeks, the newspaper said.
The Herald, reported that an investigation was launched, which allegedly uncovered his plans to travel to Bangladesh "to meet with people who held similar beliefs and to possibly engage in terrorist acts outside of Australia".
The newspaper quoted Australian Federal Police as saying in s statement that there is "no current or impending threat to the community as a result of today’s activities".
Assistant commissioner Ian McCartney, the agency's national manager of counter terrorism, was quoted to have said that the investigation was lengthy and complex.
The media did not disclose any previous nationality of Amin. However, it is believed that he might have been born in Australia or migrated to Australia at a very early age with this family.

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