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Twitter case man pleads guilty to sending pro-Islamic State tweets

Lady Justice, Old Bailey

A 23-year-old man who sent an estimated 8,000 tweets from 42 different Twitter accounts supporting the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism, a court has heard.

Mohammed Moshin Ameen, of east London, admitted five counts of encouraging the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism on Twitter.

He admitted inviting support for IS and disseminating a terrorist publication.

He was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey until sentencing on 28 April.

The tweets were sent on the social media site in the six months between May and October last year.

The charge of disseminating a terrorist publication relates to a link to a video entitled "For The Sake Of Allah", which was posted on Twitter in September.

Ameen appeared in court via video-link from Wandsworth Prison and spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas.