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A British teenager jailed for belonging to a far-right, neo-Nazi terrorist group that plotted to wage a “holy war” against Black people, Jews and the LGBT+ community and Jewish people had his sentence halved Friday
Scothern, a member of its Midland Chapter, was handed an 18-month sentence at a young offenders institution at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this year.
But his lawyers have successfully argued that he should not have received the adult term for a crime committed as a youth, the Nottinghamshire Post reported. To not do so, they said, “was not only wrong in principle but was also unlawful.”
Justice Jeremy Baker withdrew the original sentence, swapping it for a nine-month stint in a young offenders institution.
He nevertheless expressed “scepticism” at Scothern’s claim that he had begun to lose interest prior to National Action being proscribed by the Terrorism Act 2000 in 2016.
A British teenager jailed for belonging to a far-right