Samata Ullah, the cufflink terrorist admits ISIS charges

A man who used a USB cufflink to store extremist data has admitted 5 charges of terror.

Samata Ullah, who is 34 pleaded guilty to being a current member of ISIS, preparing to commit terror acts and also possessing terror related articles.

He did however deny a charge of directing terrorism.


Samata was arrested on 22nd September 2016 and when arrested, Police discovered the USB drive with a computer system disguised on it that had a lot of extremist data, including a terror blog.

The court also heard that Samata had been creating videos on how to secure sensitive data and remain anonymous online.

Ullah, who is Autistic, admitted the charges in March but his plea could not be entered until the prosecution decided to take the case further.

Judge Gerald Gordon lifted reporting restrictions and adjourned the case until 28 April.

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