A Melbourne man who claimed he was travelling to Turkey to meet his fiance has been found guilty of attempting to join the conflict in Syria.
In 2013 Amin Mohamed, 25, obtained a New Zealand passport, quit his job, booked a flight to Istanbul and discussed travelling to Syria with a man named Handi Alqudsi.
The New Zealand citizen had a ticket from Brisbane to Istanbul booked for September 21, 2013 but was prevented from leaving the country when his passport was cancelled.
Following his arrest, Mohamed, who was living in Sunshine West, told authorities he was travelling to Turkey on the way to meet his fiance in Denmark.
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He was charged with attempting to enter a foreign state to engage in hostile activities.
A Victorian Supreme Court jury on Tuesday found him guilty on three counts.
Relatives cried in court after the verdict was read out.
Justice Lex Lasry extended Mohamed's bail until a pre-sentence plea hearing on December 1, saying he is currently being held in an immigration detention centre as his visa has been cancelled.