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Two remanded on terror charges

Two men have appeared separately in court charged with terror offences for helping a 17-year-old boy travel to join the conflict in Syria.

Kristen Brekke, 18, also known as Kaleem, and Forhad Rahman, 20, appeared in separate hearings at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Rahman, from Cirencester, in Gloucestershire, is accused of assisting Aseel Muthana travel to Syria in February. He also faces two counts of possessing data on his phone that could assist terrorism.

Brekke, from Grangetown, Cardiff, dressed in a grey suit and white shirt, is charged with assisting Muthana travel to Syria.

Both men were refused bail by District Judge Emma Arbuthnot and were remanded in custody to appear separately at the Old Bailey on December 19.

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