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Umran Javed: Jailed for terror material found on computer

A man who had extremist literature on his computer at his home in Derby has been jailed for a year.

Umran Javed, 33, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey, to three offences of possessing material likely to be useful in terrorism.

The documents were found as a result of parole checks when computer equipment was examined.

Javed was jailed in 2007 for six years for soliciting to murder after telling a crowd to bomb Denmark and the US.

He was arrested in February 2006 when about 300 protesters demonstrated after cartoons satirizing Muhammad were published in newspapers in Demark and other European countries.

On Tuesday, at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Fulford said the two documents found at Javed's home contained extremist views and encouragement for terrorism.

'Significantly different man'

Whilst on parole, police found two illegal files on his laptop and computer hard drive.

The material was entitled Zaad-e-Mujahid and Incitement Of The Heroic Mujahadin In Reviving The Tradition Of Assassination.

Javed was said to have had the files in his electronic library seized by police after his first arrest in 2006.

It was returned to him on his release in 2009 and had not been viewed until the police check, said his defence team.

Mr Justice Fulford said he accepted Javed was a "significantly different man" now with more balanced views.

He said the material was "likely to remain unread and unused by anyone".

Javed had set up a web design business on leaving prison and did voluntary work, including at the multi-faith centre at the University of Derby.

He is expected to be freed in about six weeks because of time served while on remand.

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