Belfast Telegraph

Ex-Gitmo Briton accused of terrorism

By Emily Pennink

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has formally pleaded not guilty to seven terror offences connected with the civil war in Syria.

The 45-year-old appeared via video link from prison as a final charge sheet was read out at the Old Bailey before the judge Mr Justice Wilkie.

Wearing a white T-shirt, khaki cotton trousers and black trainers, Begg sat throughout the hearing and said "not guilty" to each of the charges.

The first count relates to attending a terrorism training camp in Syria between October 9, 2012 and April 9, 2013.

The next five charges are for the possession of "an article" for a purpose connected to terrorism between December 31, 2012 and February 26, 2014.

They were listed as being electronic documents with the titles Camp 1, Camp 2, Tactical Training Schedule, Camp Rules, and Fitness Training Schedule (training exercises).

Finally, Begg was charged with funding terrorism by making available a Honda generator between July 14 and July 26, 2013.

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