Two neo-Nazi teenagers who encouraged attacks against Jews were found guilty of terrorism on Wednesday.
Michal Szewczuk, 19, and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, were members of the Sonnenkrieg Division, a neo-Nazi group. Both Mr Szewczuk and Mr Dunn-Koczorowski posted propaganda that encouraged terrorist attacks and suggested targets that included Jews and non-whites.
They ran personal accounts on the Gab social media site, as well as sharing control of the Sonnenkrieg’s own page. They also glorified the Norwegian neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Breivik, suggested that Prince Harry should be shot for being a “race traitor,” and said that white women who date with non-white men should be hanged.
Mr Szewczuk pleaded guilty to one count under Section 1 (encouraging terrorism) and five counts under Section 58 (possession of material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism) of the Terrorism Act 2006. He was sentenced to four years and three months’ imprisonment.
Mr Dunn-Koczorowski pleaded guilty to two counts under Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and was sentenced to an eighteen-month detention and training order.
The trial was held at the Old Bailey and was presided under Judge Rebecca Poulet QC.
Image credit: Counter Terrorism Policing North East