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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 August 2006, 12:03 GMT 13:03 UK
Terror charges for Danish Muslim
A Danish Muslim is to go on trial in Denmark on charges of inciting local Muslims to commit terrorist acts.

Moroccan-born Said Mansour is accused of distributing videos and other material calling for a holy war against the West.

Mr Mansour, who has been held on remand since last September, denies the accusations.

His trial will be the first in Denmark under the anti-terror laws introduced after the 11 September 2001 attacks.

Suspect videos

The prosecutor's office said that the justice minister had given approval for the case to proceed.

Under the new legislation the justice minister brings charges in cases concerning terrorism.

No date has yet been set for the trial.

Prosecutors say Mr Mansour used his publishing company, Al-Nur Islamic Information, in Copenhagen to produce and distribute audio and video material urging Muslims to wage a holy war.

He rejected the accusations, describing the videos as material already broadcast on major media networks.

Danish media allege that Mr Mansour has been under surveillance by European intelligence services since 2001 and that in London he met the cleric Abu Qatada, who has been in jail and under house arrest since 2002.


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