Moazzam Begg appears in court on Syria-linked terror charges

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with Syria-related terror offences. He denied the charges and will appear next at the Old Bailey on March 14.

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Gerrie Tahari remanded into custody

Moazzam Begg appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court alongside a woman, Gerrie Tahari, 44, of Ashway, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, who is charged with facilitating terrorism overseas.

She denied the charge and was also remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on March 14 with Begg.

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Begg remanded in custody after court appearance

Moazzam Begg will appear next at the Old Bailey on March 14. Credit: Press Association

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with Syria-related terror offences. He denied the charges and will appear next at the Old Bailey on March 14.

CAGE: Begg terror-linked charge 'politically motivated'

A campaign group has said it is dismayed but not surprised that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg had been charged with Syria-related terror offences.

Begg had written several times for the organisation. In a statement following the charge, research director of CAGE Asim Qureshi said:

We reiterate our concern that this is a politically motivated arrest and very much bears the hallmarks of trying to criminalise legitimate Muslim activity by reinforcing a climate of fear.

We fully support our colleague and see these charges as politically motivated and as part of a campaign to criminalise legitimate activism.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee due in court on terror charges

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg will appear in court today, charged with Syria-related terror offences.

Begg, 45, of Boden Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, is accused of providing terrorist training and funding terrorism overseas, West Midlands Police said.

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg charged with Syria-linked terror offences. Credit: PA

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court alongside a woman, Gerrie Tahari, 44, of Ashway, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, who is charged with facilitating terrorism overseas.

Both were arrested on Tuesday. Two other men arrested the same day remain in police custody.

Begg was held in the US-run military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for nearly three years.

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