A British Muslim has been charged with three counts of raising funds for terrorism.
Shabaaz Hussain, 27, from east London, is accused of providing money or property for terrorism purposes on 12 April, 6 July and 3 September 2010.
He is also accused of playing a part in preparing for acts of terrorism in Somalia between 1 January 2009 and 22 October 2010. He is specifically accused of sending money to three Bangladeshi nationals in Somalia between January 1 and October 22 last year. It is said the money was used for ‘al-Qaeda-inspired’ terrorism training.
Hussain is facing a total of five charges under the UK Terrorism Act 2000 and 2006.
The fifth charge made against Mr Hussain is making funding arrangements for the purposes of terrorism between 1 January 2009 and 22 October last year.