A far right extremist with links to Patriotic Alternative Scotland has been jailed for four years and eight months.
Kristofer Kearney, 39, from Liverpool, is believed to be the first member of Patriotic Alternative to be convicted of terrorist offences.
Known online as Charlie Big Potatoes, he shared posts encouraging violence against Jews and Muslims and claimed Adolf Hitler “showed people the way”.
The Ferret previously revealed Kearney had links to PA Scotland and hosted a podcast for the group.
After Kearney pleaded guilty in March to two offences of disseminating terrorist publications, a former leader with PA Scotland expressed support for him and urged members of the far right group to write to him in prison.
Kearney was sentenced at the Old Bailey last week.
The court heard that Kearney was said to be a member of Patriotic Alternative, an extreme right wing group.
He is believed to have previously been affiliated with National Action, before it was proscribed as a terror group.
In January 2021 and then in March 2021, Kearney posted a large collection of white supremacist texts and recordings to around 1,700 people who had subscribed to his Telegram channel.
He went by the username “CharlieBigPotatoes” and was living in Alicante in Spain at the time.
The material included recordings by neo-Nazis, white supremacist texts, and “manifestos” written by the perpetrators of extreme right wing terror attacks.
Kearney admitted to two counts of disseminating a terrorist publication (under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2000) at the Old Bailey on 1 March 2023.
Judge Richard Marks KC told Kearney: “In this country, we have lived for many years in a multicultural society which most people regard as being enriching. Right-thinking members of any society regard tolerance, kindness, understanding and inclusivity to everyone regardless of their background as being of absolutely fundamental importance.
“Much of the material that you posted entirely negates those values and is extreme, vile, inflammatory, divisive and deeply offensive.”
UK counter-terrorism officers worked with Spanish police to arrest Kearney near his home in Alicante in March 2022.
Commander Dominic Murphy, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Kearney brazenly posted abhorrent extremist material online, advertising it to hundreds of people who followed his account. He may have thought that, being in Spain, he could act with impunity. However, he was wrong our officers travelled to Spain to arrest Kearney, and had him extradited so he could face these charges.
“As part of our investigation, we worked with the Spanish Police and their assistance was invaluable.”