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US 'terror camp' suspect remanded
Footage of plane at RAF Northolt where Aswat was arrested
Haroon Rashid Aswat was initially deported from Zambia to the UK
A British man accused of trying to set up a terror training camp in the US has been ordered to remain in custody while an extradition case is prepared.

Suspected terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, who denies the claim and opposes extradition, appeared by video link from Belmarsh Prison.

A lawyer for US authorities told Bow Street magistrates the extradition case would be complete within 10 days.

Aswat of Dewsbury, West Yorks, is due to appear again on 6 October.

'Fight jihad'

US prosecutors allege that Aswat, who was deported from Zambia to Britain in August and arrested by UK authorities, conspired to provide material support for terrorism in the US in 1999-2000.

They said he and another man helped to set up a camp in Bly, Oregon, to train people to "fight jihad" in Afghanistan.

The camp was to provide weapons training and schooling for hand-to-hand combat and martial arts for militants, US prosecutors said.

They say he flew to New York on 26 November 1999 and then a bus to Bly, via Seattle.

Two-year term

US prosecutors say he was carrying CD-ROM information on how to make bombs and poisons and on military conduct.

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.

James Ujaama, 38, a Muslim convert from Seattle who has lived in Britain, pleaded guilty to involvement in a plot in April 2003.

He faced up to 25 years in prison but received a two-year sentence after agreeing to co-operate in terrorism investigations until 2013.




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