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UK man to be sentenced for sharing terrorist videos

UK man to be sentenced for sharing terrorist videos

A jobless man will be sentenced for sharing two terrorist videos on Google+.

Atiq Ahmed, 32, from Copster Hill Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty in August to two counts of dissemination of a terrorist publication.

They related to two videos with Arabic titles he posted links to on his publicly accessible Google+ account over a period between January and March and on or around March 8 this year.

At an earlier hearing, Ahmed's lawyer Andrew Selby said the guilty pleas were made on the basis he was "reckless" when he posted the links.

Ahmed denied a further charge of possession of information useful for terrorist purposes contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act which has been ordered to lie on file.

The defendant, who has suffered from mental health problems, will be sentenced by Judge Michael Topolski QC at the Old Bailey from 2pm today.