A 24-year-old neo-Nazi from Bath, England, was sentenced to seven years in prison, a being convicted of 15 offenses, 12 of which were terror-related.
Andrew Dymock was sentenced, after the court heard evidence of his involvement with the now illegal right-wing terror group System Resistance Network, according to The Jewish Chronicle. He had been using his social media to promote the group, and had also raised funds for in the past.
Before being made illegal, SRN’s policies and beliefs could be shared publicly, including zero tolerance for non-white, Jewish and Muslim communities and claims that homosexuality was a disease, according to the BBC.
The terrorist organization was also linked to the now-banned UK neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action, and showed a clear connection with US neo-Nazi terrorist group Atomwaffen Division, according to the broadcaster.
Dymock was arrested in December 2020 when a police investigation recovered 29 electronic devices with 750 gigabytes of evidence shared across them.
The court also heard evidence of several articles Dymock had written, including one called “The Truth About the Holocaust,” and another where he stated that “a racial holy war” was inevitable.
In addition to his online involvement with hate groups, Dymock was arrested in 2018 at London’s Gatwick Airport as he tried to board a flight to the US.
His arrest took place after baggage control found right-wing literature, including a copy of Mein Kampf, and clothing with neo-Nazi logos on them.
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, who was involved in the investigation, said Dymock represented a “threat to our society,” and that it was clear he had spent a lot of time and effort maintaining his online presence and encouraging others to join his cause.
“Dymock represented a threat to our society, not simply because of his mindset but because of the considerable efforts he exerted spreading his ideology and misusing his abilities,” Snowden added.
Dymock was convicted in June on five counts of encouraging terrorism, four of disseminating terrorist publications, two of terrorist fundraising and one of publishing or distributing written material to stir up racial hatred.