Engineer, 32, who posted Islamic State propaganda videos on Facebook in a bid to encourage terrorism is jailed for seven years

A civil engineer and father-of-one who shared videos encouraging people to ‘support, justify and glorify the actions of Islamic State’ has been jailed for seven years.

Abdulrahman Alcharbati, 32, shared links to the horrific videos on his Facebook page in the early hours of February 8 last year, with a judge saying they had been ‘intended to encourage acts of terrorism’.

During his trial at Newcastle Crown Court, it was also revealed jurors were told how one of the films showed Syrian soldiers being violently beaten to death and dragged away.