Briton sentenced for broadcasting videos linked to US massacres

A white British supremacist was sentenced in the United Kingdom on Friday to 11 and a half years in prison for making and disseminating videos calling for armed struggle, which the prosecution says inspired two massacres in the United States.

The Manchester court judge in northern England described Daniel Harris, 19, as a "propagandist who espouses a right-wing extremist ideology".

"You were in close contact online with other right-wing extremists, and there is little doubt that you shared ideas"Judge Patrick Field told Daniel Harris.

The young man was arrested in May, just two days after the racist massacre in Buffalo, in upstate New York, which left ten people of African descent dead.

His videos were also linked to the shooting that left five people dead at an LGTB+ (lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and more) nightclub in Colorado Springs in November of last year.

Harris, originally from the north of England, was found guilty in December of five counts, including incitement to terrorism and possession of terrorist material.

Judge Patrick Field stressed that the young man was "highly dangerous" and referred to the massacres in the United States.

"What they did [sus autores] it was outrageous, but it was just what you wanted to encourage by posting that content online"I consider.

In his videos, Harris praised, among other things, the murder by a white supremacist of 51 Muslims at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque in 2019.

According to British media, he faces extradition to the United States.

Videos of the British teenager were shared by white supremacist Payton Gendron, who murdered 10 African-Americans in Buffalo.

The police explained that the videos of Harris were "commented and mentioned seven times" by Gendron.

Harris had previous convictions, including one for damaging a memorial to George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by a white police officer in the United States in 2020, in an incident that sparked nationwide protests.

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