Friend of suspected Woolwich attacker arrested after appearing on Newsnight is charged with three terror offences

 

A friend of a suspected Woolwich attacker who was arrested after appearing on Newsnight has been charged with three terror offences.

Abu Nusaybah gave an interview to the BBC claiming that his friend Michael Adebolajo had been offered a job by MI5.

The 31-year-old was arrested after the recording and has been charged with three counts under the Terrorism Act.

These are not linked to the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.

The charges that Nusaybah, also known as Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, is facing are:

:: 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.

:: An allegation 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.

:: An allegation 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.

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