Trio jailed over plot to commit 2016 Christmas Day terror attack in Melbourne


Three men convicted over a conspiracy to plot an attack in Melbourne's Federation Square will spend between at least 16 and 28 years behind bars.

Two men will spend at least the next 28 years and six months in jail, while another will spend at least 16 years behind bars, after conspiring to plot a Christmas Day terror attack in Melbourne's CBD.

Ahmed Mohamed, Abdullah Chaarani and Hamza Abbas are three of four men convicted over the plot to behead people and set off bombs on Christmas Day in 2016, alongside Abbas' brother who has already been jailed over the plan.

At the Supreme Court of Victoria on Friday, Justice Christopher Beale sentenced Mohamed and Chaarani to at least 28 years and six months.

Abbas, who was involved in the conspiracy for a shorter time, has been jailed for 22 years with a non-parole period of 16 years and six months.


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