The UK trial of this ‘anti-terrorist fighter’ could see even journalists criminalised

Bristolian Josh Walker faces terrorism charges, even though he has allegedly fought against terrorism. And his case could affect not only others like him, but also journalists and researchers. After his return from Syria, police told Walker that he faces charges under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act. But not for supporting Daesh (Isis/Isil), Al-Qaeda, or other jihadis. Instead, for his time allegedly working as a translator with the Kurdish-led YPG, which has long been one of the most effective forces fighting against Daesh on the ground in Syria.

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