Abu Nusaybah, friend of Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo who appeared on Newsnight, has trial date set

In an interview to the BBC he claimed Adebolajo was offered a job by MI5

A friend of one of the suspected Woolwich attackers who was arrested after being interviewed on Newsnight has had a date set for his trial.

Abu Nusaybah, 28, of Carr Road, Walthamstow, east London, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey along with Shah Jalal Hussain, 31.

The pair will both stand trial for terror offences on November 25 but the location has not been decided.

Nusaybah, who was referred to in court by his other name of Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, gave an interview to the BBC claiming that his friend Michael Adebolajo, 28, had been offered a job by MI5.

Nusaybah was arrested after the recording and charged with three offences under the Terrorism Act.

He faces an allegation that on or before May 24 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.

The second charge is that on or before May 24 he provided a service to others that enabled them to access a video of a lecture by Khalid al-Husainan intending an effect of his conduct to be to encourage the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The third charge is that on or before May 24 he provided a service to others that enabled them to access a text called “Reality of the Rulers” by Abu Zubair Adil al-Adab intending his conduct to be a direct or indirect encouragement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Hussain, of Cannon Street Road, Whitechapel, east London, faces two charges connected to the alleged dissemination of terrorist publications.

He is accused of allowing others to access the video of a lecture, given by Khalid al-Husainan, and a text called Reality of the Rulers written by Abu Zubair Adil al-Adab and by doing so, encouraging or inducing the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Both alleged offences fall under the Terrorism Act 2006 and are said to have taken place on or before May 24.

No applications for bail were made and the pair were remanded in custody to appear at the court for a plea hearing on October 21.

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