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  • newly unsealed indictment by the Department of Justice.

    Ethan Melzer, a 22-year old army private from Louisville, Kentucky, has been charged with conspiring and attempting to murder US nationals, conspiring and attempting to murder military service members, providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, and conspiring to murder and maim in a foreign country, the department announced on Monday.

    “As alleged, Ethan Melzer, a private in the US Army, was the enemy within,” said acting US attorney for the southern district of report by Hope not Hate. In March, Hope Not Hate called on the British 凯发官网网址多少home Office to ban the group.

    Four UK teenagers with ties to O9A have been jailed for terror offenses in the past year, according to the BBC, and one was convicted of planning a terrorist attack.

    The charges allege the soldier gave information about US troops stationed overseas to O9A.

    The US advocacy group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has described the group as an “occult neo-Nazi” organization, and British lawmakers have called for the group, which was founded there, to be banned, according to an NBC report.

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