Terror charges dropped against Australian teenage

Australian police withdraw allegations towards teenage boy who allegedly planned to carry out attacks on Anzac Day parade

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Alleged terror attack targeted Anzac day parade in Australia

​Police dropped charges on Tuesday against 18-year-old Harun Causevic who was accused of plotting a so-called conspiracy to commit terror attack during an Anzac parade in April.  

"The CDPP discontinued the conspiracy charge brought against Mr Causevic. He is no longer charged with any federal offence,” the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) said in a statement.

Causevic was one of the five boys who was arrested on suspicion of being part of a terror plot in Melbourne, Australia. The charges have been dropped but he now pleads guilty to three weapons offences including an AK-47 knife and knuckle duster.

Causveic was supposed to have two-year-jail penalty but his lawyers opposed that good behaviour bond should be processed.

The lawyer asked for police to apologise to a Melbourne teenager, Causveic who spent four months in prison before alleged accusations dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Judge released Cuscevic on bail provided that he does not aply for a passport, does not go abroad and he is suppossed to attend two separate counsellors for support.

Causevic was the first Victorian who was held under Preventative Detention Order (PDO) when he was taken into custody without charge following counter-terrorism raids in April.

Causcevic had been held in custody because of an alleged close relation with terrorism suspect Sevdet Besim, and Numan Haider.

Besim is still in custody after he was charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist attack to parade, and he denied bail. Haider was shot and he died after attacking police with a knife in 2014.

A third teenager, Mehran Azami, was not charged for a terrorism-related offences, but importing weapons from a Chinese weapons importer. He currently remains in custody.








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