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An Australian Jihadi fighter jailed for flying to Syria to join an Islamic terror group is back in prison after allegedly failing to notify police he was importing fake luxury handbags and selling them online.

Mehmet Biber, 29, was sentenced to a minimum of two-and-a-half years in 2018 after pleading guilty to entering a foreign state intending hostile activity. 

The Sydney resident had tight restrictions placed on his movements and activities by the Australian Federal Police as a condition of his release. 

Part of Biber’s control orders forbid him from undertaking paid work without first notifying the police.

The alleged breach means he could face a further five years in prison if found guilty. 

Mehmet Biber, 29 (pictured), was sentenced to a minimum of two-and-a-half years in 2018 after pleading guilty to entering a foreign state intending hostile activity

Mehmet Biber, 29 (pictured), was sentenced to a minimum of two-and-a-half years in 2018 after pleading guilty to entering a foreign state intending hostile activity

Mehmet Biber, 29 (pictured), was sentenced to a minimum of two-and-a-half years in 2018 after pleading guilty to entering a foreign state intending hostile activity

He is accused of importing counterfeit handbags and selling them on Facebook Marketplace for a profit, a direct breach of his Control Order which forbids undertaking paid work without first notifying the police

He is accused of importing counterfeit handbags and selling them on Facebook Marketplace for a profit, a direct breach of his Control Order which forbids undertaking paid work without first notifying the police

He is accused of importing counterfeit handbags and selling them on Facebook Marketplace for a profit, a direct breach of his Control Order which forbids undertaking paid work without first notifying the police

Biber, who was the first Australian citizen sentenced under foreign incursion laws, is accused of importing counterfeit handbags and selling them on Facebook Marketplace for a profit. 

Counter-terrorism expert Professor Greg Barton told Channel 10 News that although the breach may seem innocuous, ‘looking at his case history he very quickly could have been in trouble with more serious actions’. 

He added that the concern is not about him selling goods on Facebook Marketplace, but reconnecting with extremists online and exposing him to further radicalisation. 

The 29-year-old was just 20 when he flew to Syria via Turkey in 2013 to join the violent terror group Jabhat al-Nusra which fell under the control of the al-Qaeda network.

Biber (pictured) was the first Australian citizen sentenced under foreign incursion laws

Biber (pictured) was the first Australian citizen sentenced under foreign incursion laws

Biber (pictured) was the first Australian citizen sentenced under foreign incursion laws

The 29-year-old was just 20 when he flew to Syria via Turkey in 2013 to join the violent terror group Jabha al-Nusra

The 29-year-old was just 20 when he flew to Syria via Turkey in 2013 to join the violent terror group Jabha al-Nusra

The 29-year-old was just 20 when he flew to Syria via Turkey in 2013 to join the violent terror group Jabha al-Nusra

Biber returned to Sydney just six months later in February 2014. 

He was arrested and sentenced to four years and nine months with a non-parole period of two and a half years. 

Although the charge carried a maximum sentence of 20 years, the judge took Biber’s youth and naivety at the time of the trip into account as mitigating factors. 

Biber’s bail has been formally refused was and he will return to Parramatta Local Court on May 4. 

Source: Daily Mail

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