UK neo-Nazi student found guilty of 15 terror offenses

Founder of two banned UK neo-Nazi groups wrote articles calling for the extermination of Jews and a "racial holy war."

Dan Verbin ,

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A 24-year old UK university student who led two banned neo-Nazi groups has been found guilty of 15 counts of terrorism related charges.

Andrew Dymock of Bath, UK, founded the neo-Nazi groups System Resistance Network (SRN) and Sonnenkrieg Division.

The groups believed in using violence to overthrow democracy in Great Britain and forcing non-whites to leave the country.

He wrote in an article that Jews were a “cancer,” reported BBC News.

When the jury read their verdict to the courtroom, Dymock said to them, “Thank you for killing me.”

The offenses he was convicted of include five counts of encouraging terrorism, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications and two counts of terrorist fundraising.

In an article on the SRN website Dymock wrote about exterminating the Jewish people and called for a “racial holy war,” stating that "every stabbing, bombing, shooting further plays into our hands,” jurors were told.

He sought donations via the SRN website for terrorist fundraising. Dymock also used the SRN Twitter account for posting extremist content calling for “total war.”

Prosecutor Jocelyn Ledward told the courtroom that Dymock was being tried, “for his encouragement of terrorist activity, of violence, as a means to shape society in accordance with his beliefs, rather than through free speech and democracy."

According to Sky News, Dymock denied responsibility for the website and social media account, claiming he was “set up” by his former partner who had attempted to recruit him to join the banned neo-Nazi National Action (NA) group, and that materials on sites linked to him were “planted in his possession without his knowledge.”

The charges against Dymock stem from 2017 and 2018.

At the time of his arrest in 2019, Dymock was a political science student at Aberystwyth University in Wales.