They sent less than Rs 10,000 to their nephew who became jihadist in Syria. Nazimabee and her husband Mohammed Golamaully, a local couple settled in London, could face up to 14 years imprisonment. They will know their verdict on Thursday November 10, after their court appearance in Old Bailey.
The case dates back to 2014. Several remittances in cash, for a total amount of Rs 9800, were done for the benefit of Zafirr Golamaully, 27, a former student of the Royal College of Curepipe and fresh rookie of the State Islamic.
All transactions were completed via Western Union and an intermediary based in Turkey. The couple were exposed the following year, by chance, through an investigation of the National Terrorism Financial Investigation Unit on a global network of terrorist financing.
At the hearing on October 3, Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully, 45 and 48 respectively, were found guilty of violating the Terrorism Act and was placed on parole. “You have pleaded guilty to a serious offense (…) and the issue for me will be how long that sentence should be”, explained the judge Anuja Dhir.
The couple’s lawyer pleaded for leniency citing an “irrelevant” amount. “Regardless of the amount,” has argued the head of the anti-terrorist unit of Scotland Yard, Dean Haydon, for whom “any amount of money sent to terrorists fuels their hatred and attacks against innocent people.”