Third woman jailed following counter-terrorism investigation

khawla Barghouthi

LONDON: A woman who knew of her friend’s plans to carry out a terrorist attack, but failed to alert police, has been jailed for 28 months. Khawla Barghouthi, 21 of north-west London previously pleaded guilty to having information about acts of terrorism contrary to section 38 of the Terrorism Act (TACT), 2000.
She was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, 22 June to two years and four months ‘imprisonment. A mother and daughter were sentenced on Friday, 15 June at the Old Bailey for their roles in planning the terrorist attacks, which were thwarted last year by a proactive joint investigation by counter-terrorism police and the security services. Rizlaine Boular, 22, of central London and her mother, Mina Dich, 44, of south-west London both previously pleaded guilty to preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5 TACT, 2006.
Rizlaine was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years. Mina was sentenced to an extended sentence of 11 years and nine months comprised of six years and nine months’imprisonment and an additional five years on license. On Monday 4 June, Safaa Boular, 18 of south-west London, was found guilty of two counts of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 TACT, 2006.
This followed a trial and Safaa, who is the daughter of Mina and sister to Rizlaine, is due to be sentenced at a later date. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, said: “This investigation started with Safaa, and her attempts to travel out to Syria, marry a Daesh fighter and support their terrorist activity.
Having been prevented from travelling to Syria, she then set about plotting an attack in the UK but her plans were being covered by the counter terrorism network and security services.