UK

Terror trial for BBC interview man

Scales of justice statue
Image caption A venue for the trial has not been set yet.

A man who was arrested after giving an interview to the BBC will stand trial, with another man, for terror offences on 25 November, the Old Bailey has said.

Abu Nusaybah, 28, of Walthamstow, London, appeared via videolink with Shah Jalal Hussain, 31, of Whitechapel, London.

Mr Nusaybah faces three charges under the Terrorism Act, and Mr Hussain faces two charges. They remain in custody.

The trial venue has not been set yet.

The pair were remanded in custody until plea hearing on 21 October.

Mr Nusaybah, referred to in court by his other name of Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, was arrested after a BBC Newsnight interview was recorded.

He faces an allegation that on or before 24 May he "published or caused another to publish" five video-recorded lectures entitled In Pursuit of Allah's Governance on the Earth, intending or being reckless as to whether members of the public would be encouraged to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism.

Both men are charged with allowing others to access a video of a lecture by Khalid al-Husainan, intending to encourage the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Both men also face a charge of enabling people to access a text called Reality of the Rulers by Abu Zubair Adil al-Adab, intending either directly or indirectly to encourage the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.