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Terror teen sentence lacking: Commonwealth

AAP logoAAP 4/10/2016 Melissa Meehan

The decade-long prison sentence for a Melbourne teen jailed for a chilling Anzac Day terror plot is "manifestly inadequate", according to the Commonweath Director of Public Prosecutions.

Hallam teen Sevdet Besim, 19, was sentenced to 10 years jail last month by the Supreme Court of Victoria after pleading guilty to one count of conspiring to do an act in preparation for or planning a terror act - a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The CDPP confirmed on Tuesday that they had lodged a Notice of Appeal in the matter - citing "public interest".

"Where the CDPP is of the view that the sentence imposed is manifestly inadequate and that such an appeal would be int he public interest, it will institute an appeal - as is in this case," a statement on the CDPP website says.

The appeal against the sentence will be heard by the Victorian Court of Appeal at a date yet to be fixed.

Besim must serve at least seven-and-a-half years before he is eligible for parole.

When he was sentenced Police Minister Lisa Neville said the jail term was in line with police expectations.

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