A MERSEYSIDE Man assured by Police that ‘he wouldn’t face charges’ for fighting ISIS is now facing jail for travelling to Syria to fight against the Islamist group.
Aidan James, 27 was so horrified by the atrocities committed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq as well as the terror that they brought to British shores and the lives that they destroyed that he simply had to do something. He did. He went straight to the root of the problem and fought ISIS on the frontline in Syria.
It is understood that lawyers acting for Aidan James, 27, will this week argue at the Old Bailey that two terrorism charges should be thrown out because he had a ‘legitimate expectation’ that he would not be pursued by the authorities.
Friends of Mr James claim that when he decided to leave Syria last year, he received emails from anti-terrorist officers.
Despite fighting to defend his country even before he returned he expressed concern about what would happen upon his return: “He claimed his family had been “hounded” by the authorities and he was concerned he would be charged with terrorism offences by the British authorities.”
Sadly, his comments proved to be prescient. As soon as he arrived back at Liverpool John Lennon Airport he was charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and two counts of attendance at a place used for terrorist training.
Although he fought for the noblest of reasons it is crystal clear that no one should consider following in his footsteps. The British government has made it clear that they will prosecute anyone who flies out to fight the remanents of ISIS despite the fact that they continue to allow ISIS fighters back into the UK Without charge.
Sources close to Mr James exclusively told Politicalite that they have been “overwhelmed” by the support for the campaign to Free Mr James and added that there will be a demonstration outside The Old Bailey in London on November 19th.
His trial will commence on the 19th November and will last three weeks and there will be a demonstration, organised by Aidan’s partner, the Old Bailey starting at 9:15.
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