UK: Computer expert faces terror charges

A British Airways computer expert alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber has appeared in court .

Bangladesh-born Rajib Karim, 30, from Clarendon Mews, Brunton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, appeared at Winchester Crown Court charged with four offences under terrorism legislation.

Karim faces two charges of engaging in conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts under the 2006 Terrorism Act.

He is also accused of one count of fundraising for the purpose of terrorism and one count of possessing a record containing terrorist material, both under the Terrorism Act 2000.

All four offences are alleged to have taken place between April 2006 and February this year.

Karim was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command, working with colleagues in the north east of England, on February 25 this year.



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