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Sevdet Besim’s ‘martyrdom note’ linked to Anzac Day terror plot made public


A martyrdom note linked to a planned Anzac Day terror plot in Melbourne has been made public.

Sevdet Besim, 19, last month pleaded guilty over a plot to run down and behead a police officer during Anzac Day commemorations in Melbourne.

The Herald Sun has published the teen’s martyrdom note, which he penned on April 18.

He wrote about the ‘war’ world leaders had declared on Islam, and how the actions of Numan Haider – who was shot dead when he attacked two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills in 2014 – inspired him.

The Federal Court has also allowed the release of documents linked to the case, including Besim’s discussions with a terror suspect in the UK and ongoing police concerns about Harun Causevic – Besim’s friend found guilty of weapons charges but acquitted of terror charges last year.