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Man remanded on terror charges over alleged ISIS membership

Man remanded on terror charges over alleged ISIS membership

A man accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State has appeared in court to face terrorism charges.

Awat Hamasalih, of Finchley Road in the Kingstanding area of Birmingham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Thursday.

The 34-year-old is charged with belonging to a proscribed organisation, namely Islamic State, on or before November 16 2016.

He is also accused of having in his possession, on December 21 2014, 19 documents containing details of Peshmerga military personnel for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

Hamasalih is also charged with having in his possession, on November 12 2015, a document containing details of Peshmerga military personnel, also for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

Appearing in the dock wearing a grey jumper, bearded Hamasalih, who was assisted by an interpreter, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on December 9.