Sailesh Mehta represented a former British Army soldier charged with collecting and publishing classified army documents which created a significant national security risk. The documents would have been useful to a person committing or preparing to commit an act of terrorism.
The Recorder of Kingston passed a sentence of 3 years' imprisonment with an extended year on licence. After hearing detailed mitigation, the Court accepted that the defendant was not dangerous and had "no terrorist intention in the orthodox sense".
Sailesh was instructed by Amer Ahmad of JD Spicer Zeb. Sailesh has previously represented the main defendant in the significant terrorism sentencing authority of Kahar and others [ Crim. L.R. 670]
News story here: [Independent]