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Trinidad: Man charged under Anti-Terrorism Act


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(CMC) – A 22-year-old man is due to appear in court on Monday after he became the first person to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act following postings he made on social media.

The man, Johnathan Anthony Mohammed, has been charged for inciting acts of racial violence via social media in accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

He was charged with sedition and incitement to commit a terrorist act, after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) gave instructions to the Terrorism Interdiction Unit (TIU) of the Special Branch. The charges arose from a number of posts he allegedly made to Facebook on October 28.

The police said that one of the posts included a video of a moving convoy of armoured vehicles in which one of the vehicles was suddenly destroyed by an explosive.

The police said that they found other posts preceding the video calling on members of the public to engage in acts of racial violence.

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