Australians charged under Joint Counter-Terrorism Team operations since 2013

Operation Kirtling
No charges

Operation Rathlin
Hamdi Alqudsi: foreign incursions offences found guilty
Amin Iman Mohamed: foreign incursions offences found guilty

Operation Appleby
Omarjan Azari: terrorism offences (funding and conspiracy to prepare)
Ali Al-Talebi: terrorism offences (funding) found guilty
Unnamed 24-year old: weapons offences pleaded guilty
Unnamed: drug offences pleaded guilty
Unnamed: weapons offences pleaded guilty
Mohammad Ali Barylei: arrest warrant issued
Unnamed 15-year old: terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare)
Ibrahim Ghazzawy: terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare)
Suleyman Khalid: terrorism offence (possession of documents) and later another terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare)
Maywand Osman: terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare) now dropped
Jibril Almaouie: weapons offences and later a terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare)
Ahmed Saiyer Naizmand: terrorism offence (control order breach)
Farhad Said: terrorism offence (preparation)

Operation Bolton
Agim Kruezi: terrorism offences (preparation), foreign incursions offences
Omar Succerieh: terrorism offences (funding) now dropped, foreign incursions offences pleaded guilty
Unnamed 32-year old: proceeds of crime offences now dropped

Operation Duntulm
Fatima Elomar: foreign incursions offences pleaded guilty
Omar Ammouche: weapons offences pleaded guilty
Wissam Haddad: weapons offences pleaded guilty

Operation Hohensalzburg
Hassan el Sabsabi: terrorism offences (funding) now dropped, foreign incursions offences pleaded guilty

Operation Castrum
Mohammad Kiad: terrorism offences (preparation) pleaded guilty
Omar Al-Kutobi: terrorism offences (preparation) pleaded guilty

Operation Rising
Sevdet Ramdan Besim: terrorism offences (conspiracy to prepare) pleaded guilty
Harun Causevic: terrorism offences (conspiracy to prepare) now dropped, weapons offences pleaded guilty
Unnamed 18-year old: weapons offences pleaded guilty

Operation Amberd
Unnamed 17-year old: terrorism offences (preparation) pleaded guilty

Another JCTT Operation
Jamie Williams: foreign incursions offence now dropped

Strike Force Peqin / Fellows  (related to Curtis Cheng murder investigation)
Talal Alameddine: weapons offence, terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare, and membership)
Raban Alou: terrorism offence (aid, abet, counsel and procure), terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare, and membership)
Mustafa Dirani:  organised crime offence (participate in a criminal group), terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare, and membership)
Milad Atai: terrorism offence (funding), terrorism offence (conspiracy to prepare, and membership)
Unnamed 16-year old: terrorism offence (funding)
Massod Zakaria: firearms offences

Operation Chillon
Alo-Bridget Namoa: terrorism offences (possessing documents and collecting a thing),  questioning offence (failing to answer Crime Commission questions) pleaded guilty, terrorism offences (preparation)
Sameh Bayda: terrorism offence (collecting documents), terrorism offences (preparation)

Operation Vianden
Unnamed 16-year old: terrorism offence (preparation)

Operation Middleham
Musa Cerantonio: foreign incursions offence
Shayden Thorne: foreign incursions offence
Kadir Kaya: foreign incursions offence
Antonio Grenata: foreign incursions offence
Paul Dacre: foreign incursions offence
Murat Kaya: foreign incursions offence

Operation Sanandres
Tamim Kaja: terrorism offence (preparation)

Operation Himeji
Unnamed 17-year old: terrorism offence (preparation) now dropped, telecommunications offence

Another JCTT operation
Renas Lelikan: terrorism offence (membership)

Operation Fortaleza
Phillip Galea: terrorism offences (documents and preparation)

Another JCTT operation
Ihsas Khan: terrorism offence (committing act), attempted murder

Operation Broughton
Bourhan Hraichie: terrorism offences (preparation, making and delivering a document)

Another JCTT operation
Unnamed 16-year old: terrorism offences (preparation and membership)
Unnamed 16-year old: terrorism offences (preparation and membership)

Another JCCT operation
Mehmet Biber: foreign incursions offence
Unnamed 17-year old: foreign incursions offences
Muhammad Abdul-Karim Musleh: foreign incursions offences
Amin Elmir: foreign incursions offence

Another JCTT operation
Unnamed 50-year old: terrorism offences (advocating)

Operation Kastelhem
Abdullah Chaarani: terrorism offence (preparation)
Hamza Abbas: terrorism offence (preparation)
Ahmed Mohamad: terrorism offence (preparation)
Ibrahim Abbas: terrorism offence (preparation)

Operation Marksburg
Haisem Zahab: foreign incursions offences

If I’ve written “unnamed”, this means that:

  1. There has been a suppression order on naming them.
  2. I’m guessing there might be a suppression order and playing it safe.
  3. Their charges are relatively minor and their names had not been widely splashed throughout the media, so I’ve chosen not to name them because I don’t want to increase the likelihood of “terrorism” appearing when their names are googled. They might simply be trying to get on with their lives.

Update 1: On 14 September 2015 I added that Hassan el Sabsabi’s terrorism charges were dropped. He has pleaded guilty to the foreign incursions charges.

Update 2: On 12 October 2015 I added Wissam Haddad to Operation Duntulm.

Update 3: On 11 December 2015 I added the five new Operation Appleby charges, the three Curtis Cheng related charges, and deleted something from the Operation Appleby bit just in case it could be at odds with a suppression order.

Not being a journalist, I don’t get sent the suppression orders. But if I google a fact that was once widely-reported, and find that the fact is no longer mentioned on any Aus news websites, I assume that a suppression order must have been put in place. Here’s an article on how strange suppression orders can be in the internet age.

Update 4: On 22 March 2016 I added the information for the Ahmed Saiyer Naizmand, Alo-Bridget Namoa, Sameh Bayda and Operation Peqin, added the ages of some of the unnamed, and updated information on verdicts. I plan to double-check some of the Operation Appleby information on guilty pleas later, I’m concerned there might be a couple of errors.

Update 5: Added Operation Vianden on 25 April 2016.

Update 6: Added information for Operation Middleham, another JCTT operation, and updated the Curtis Cheng related information, on 17 May 2016. There are several different operations involved in the Curtis Cheng related arrests, so I’m not sure if I’ve grouped them correctly.

Update 7: Added Farhad Said and Murat Kaya on 30 May 2016.

Update 8: Added “Unnamed 17-year old” on 20 June 2016. Also, a lot of these links have gone dead because the AFP have updated their website. I’ve replaced about a third of them so, using the Wayback Machine.

Update 9: Added that Osman’s terror charges were dropped, and that Besim pleaded guilty, on 30 June 20-16. Also I haven’t replaced most of the broken AFP links yet.

Update 10: Added Renas Lelikan’s charge, and updated the outcomes for Hamdi Alqudsi, Mohammad Kiad and Omar Al-Kutobi, on 28 July 2016.

Update 11: Added the Galea one on 9 August 2016. Annoyingly the press releases don’t announce the names of the JCCT operations as much anymore.

Update 12: Added Ihsas Khan and Bourhan Hraichie on 15 September 2016. Also, about two thirds of the links are fixed now. I suggest everyone uses the Wayback Machine when linking to a government website, otherwise the links go dead all the time.

Update 13: On 14 October 2016 I added the two unnamed 16-year olds charged the day before, added that Namoa had pleaded guilty to the questioning offence, and added the operation names for Sanandres, Himeji and Fortaleza.

Update 14: Updated the information for the Omar Succeriah (terrorism charge dropped, pleaded guilty to incursions) on 24 October 2016.

Update 15: Added the information for Mehmet Biber and his co-accused on 3 November 2016.

Update 16: Added Muhammad Abdul-Karim Musleh, and also changed one “Another JCTT Operation” to Operation Broughton, on 28 November 2016. Also lots of the hyperlinks are still messed up.

Update 17: Added Jamie Williams, Massod Zakaria, Amin Elmir, the unnamed “advocating terrorism” man, the Operation Kastelhom charges, and that Al-Talebi was found guilty, on 26 December 2016.

Update 18: Added the preparatory terrorism offences for Operation Chillon (and updated the operation name) on 8 February 2017.

Update 19: Added Haisem Zahab on 5 March 2017.

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