A neo-Nazi student who led a far-right group and promoted their “twisted and nasty cause” online has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Andrew Dymock, 24, the son of a middle-class academic, was convicted in June on 15 charges, including 12 terrorist offenses.
On Wednesday, Judge Mark Dennis identified QC Dymock as a dangerous perpetrator and underlined his persistent “state of denial”.
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He sentenced Dymock to seven years in prison and another three years with an extended license.
The judge said Dymock was an “active and committed advocate of right-wing neo-Nazi extremism”.
He had 2017 held a “prominent role” in the now banned System Resistance Network (SRN) group and promoted it on a website and on Twitter.
When he was “ousted” as leader in 2018, he founded a new group, the said Judge.
The judge found that Dymock’s persecution of the far-right cause was “calculated, subtle” and designed to incite “baseless violence and hatred”.
He said, “It was through the use of the Internet the reach of his message is widespread and uncontrolled. “
Judge Dennis told the defendant,” After listening carefully to your evidence for several days in the trial, it is clear that you are intelligent, well-read, very articulate and motivated, but one completely misguided ete person who, despite all the advantages of a good “education and upbringing of the family, decided at the age of 20 to take the path of terrible bigotry, intolerance and hatred of other members of our society solely on the basis of their race, their beliefs or their sexual orientation .
“By setting up and running the website and Twitter account for your extremist cause, you have been ready to incite such heinous prejudice in others, and to encourage and encourage hatred and violence against other people in order to get your warped bias.” and promote evil cause. “
While others were involved, the judge said it was clear that Dymock was” a leader, not a henchman. “
Dymock, wearing a pink Hawaiian-style shirt , waved as he was sent downstairs.
He was looked after by his parents, Stella and Dr. David Dymock, a professor of dentistry at Bristol University with whom he lived in Bath, Somerset.
The court heard that they wrote to the judge for leniency before the conviction.
Defense attorney Andrew Morris said they were “extremely concerned” about the impact of the prison on their son.
Judge Dennis said it was a “sad factor” in such cases that the defendant was comparatively young.
“The The collateral damage on conviction is enormous for the family who didn’t know about it or saw the signs and thought they had done everything they could to raise their child responsibly, “he said.
Earlier, the court had heard that Dymock was longtime held extremist views dating back to when he was 17 and included a Google translation of the words “Kill All Jews”.
SRN was one of the few groups that came after the banning of the far-right National Action filled a “dubious void” on the left, and was banned in 2020.
On October 8, 2017, Dymock wrote on a right-wing website about its creation, saying that SRN was “focused on building a group of loyal men who are loyal to the cause of National Socialism and build the fascist state through revolution ”.
He promoted the SRN group, which aimed to“ stir up a race war ”, through a Twitter account and a website.
He also used online platforms to raise money for the organization that preached “zero tolerance” to non-whites, Jewish and Muslim communities and labeled homosexuality a “disease”.
Dymock became the SRN in late February 2018 expelled and formed another group before he was arrested at Gatwick Airport in June this year while trying to board a flight to the United States.
In his luggage, police found right-wing extremist literature, including Siege, an anthology mi t pro-Nazi essays by James Mason, and Mein Kampf, and clothing with neo-Nazi logos.
He also had books, flags, and badges associated with the far right in his home and on his bedroom the university.
Dymock, who was studying politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales at the time, denied being behind the SRN accounts, claiming it was started by an ex-girlfriend who had not recruited him to join the banned terrorist group National Action (NA).
He denied being a neo-Nazi and told police, “In fact, I am bisexual but tend to be homosexual, in direct conflict with Nazism.”
He went on to tell the jury that he had Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto along with books on Satanism for the “research” of right-wing populism.
The jury found Dymock in five counts of promoting terrorism two cases guilty of fundraising for terrorism, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, possession of a terrorist document, inciting racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation, and possession of racially inflammatory material.
Prosecutor Jocelyn Ledward suggested that the offense was made worse by Dymock communicating with other known extremists and using encrypted technology to avoid detection.
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden said, “Dymock saw himself as an influencer and spent a lot of time and effort promoting his online -Maintaining presence, raising funds for his cause and encouraging others.
“Because Dymock never acknowledged his wrongdoing, but luckily a jury put him on trial, protecting the public.”
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