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Court remands terror camp suspect
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Mr Aswat was arrested in Zambia on immigration charges
A Briton deported from Zambia to the UK and accused of trying to set up a terror training camp in the US has been remanded in custody by magistrates.

Haroon Rashid Aswat, of Dewbury, West Yorks, is suspected by US officials of trying to set up the camp in Oregon.

Mr Aswat, 30, was arrested by police on Sunday after landing at RAF Northolt.

He appeared before magistrates sitting at Belmarsh prison to face a US extradition request, and was remanded until 11 August.

Mr Aswat was arrested in Zambia on 20 July on immigration charges and was held for two weeks before being deported.

The US authorities want to question him about an alleged attempt between October 1999 and April 2000 to set up a training camp in Bly, Oregon, to train people to "fight jihad" in Afghanistan.

The US warrant alleges that he "conspired with others to control and manage an association of persons in Bly, Oregon, who would be organised and trained, or organised and equipped, for the purpose of enabling them to be employed for the use or display of physical force in promoting a political object, namely to make hijrah to, and to fight jihad in, Afghanistan."

A second claim was that he conspired with others so that any training would "arouse reasonable apprehension" that people were being prepared to "fight jihad" in Afghanistan.

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