British video blogger sentenced to 11.5 years for promoting racism and violence

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 British vlogger sentenced to 11.5 years for promoting racism and violence

A British video blogger who called for an armed uprising and promoted ideas of white supremacy was sentenced in England to 11 years and six months.

19-year-old Daniel Harris was convicted at Manchester Crown Court on five counts of encouraging terrorism by posting videos.

He was also convicted of possessing materials for terrorist purposes in connection with an attempt to make a 3D printed carbine.

Some of Harris' videos were watched by Peyton Gendron, who shot and killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, USA in May 2022.

Harris has a past criminal record for assault and possession of obscene images of children, as well as for causing damage with aggravated racial motives.

At Thursday's sentencing hearing, the court learned that he had released videos praising Brenton Tarrant — an Australian white extremist who shot dead 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, and Anders Breivik, a neo-Nazi who shot dead 69 young people at a Norwegian Labor Party youth camp in July 2011.

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