Two charged with terror offences

One man and a woman from Birmingham were last night charged with Syria-related terrorism offences. They will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday 1 March.

 

Moazzam Begg, aged 45 and an outreach director from Boden Road, Hall Green, is accused of providing instruction and training for terrorism and funding terrorism overseas.
 
A 44-year-old woman, Gerrie Tahari, from Ashway, Sparkbrook, is accused of funding terrorism overseas.
 
Both were arrested on Tuesday by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. Two men aged 20 and 36 also arrested on Tuesday remain in custody.
 
The charges, authorised by the CPS, are: 
 
- Moazzam Begg, between 9 October 2012 and 9 April 2013, provided instruction and training for terrorism, contrary to section 6(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006
 
- Moazzam Begg, between 14 July 2013 and 8 August 2013, was concerned in a terrorist funding arrangement, contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000
 
- Gerrie Tahiri, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, between 31 December 2011 and 6 November 2013, was concerned in a terrorist funding arrangement, contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000.