Mouloud Tahari faces no further action for “Syria-related terror” charges

Mouloud Tahari

A man from Birmingham charged with facilitating terrorism overseas has been told he faces no further action.

Mouloud Tahari, a student from Ashway in Sparkhill, was arrested as part of a police investigation into “Syria-related terrorism”.

The case against the 20 year-old was discontinued after police and the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.

His mother Gerri Tahari, aged 44 from Sparkhill, will appear before a jury on 8 September charged with the same offence.

Moazzam Begg

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has pleaded not guilty to seven terrorism charges.

Appearing at the Old Bailey, Mr Begg, 45, from Birmingham, denied attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.

Moazzam Begg
Moazzam Begg

He also denied possessing documents for a purpose connected to terrorism and terrorist funding.

Mr Begg, who was held in the US-run military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for nearly three years, will face trial in October.

He is charged with one count of attending a terrorism training camp in Syria between 9 October 2012 and 9 April 2013.

Five charges are related to the possession of “an article” for a purpose connected to terrorism between 31 December 2012 and 26 February 2014.

He is also charged with funding terrorism by making available a Honda generator between 14 July and 26 July 2013.

Appearing via video link, Mr Begg sat throughout the hearing and said “not guilty” as each of the charges was read out.

He has never previously been charged with an offence.

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