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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

UK dropped charges against two alleged terrorists when it was determined Govt. supported the same terrorist groups in Syria

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Swedish national Bherlin Gildo’s lawyers argued British intelligence agencies were supporting the same Syrian opposition groups as he was

The prosecution of a Swedish national accused of terrorist activities in Syria has collapsed at the Old Bailey after it became clear Britain’s security and intelligence agencies would have been deeply embarrassed had a trial gone ahead, the Guardian can reveal.
His lawyers argued that British intelligence agencies were supporting the same Syrian opposition groups as he was, and were party to a secret operation providing weapons and non-lethal help to the groups, including the Free Syrian Army.

Moazzam Begg: ‘I’m not a fighter’ – extended interview 

Mr Begg was charged with terrorist offences, including attending a jihadi training camp, following two trips he made to Syria between 2012 and 2013.

And yet before he went, he had met with MI5 officers and discussed his plans. Speaking to me at his home in Birmingham, Mr Begg told me the security services had given him the “green light to go.” The meeting was documented by lawyers for both parties.
A year after his trip to Syria, during which time he had freely visited other countries, he was arrested and charged with seven counts under the terrorism act. Why did the security services fail to tell West Midlands Police about their meeting with him? It is understood that the force and prosecutors were furious at the late disclosure, with the CPS issuing a terse statement saying: “If we had been made aware of all of this information at the time of charging, we would not have charged.”

But Mr Begg told me he believes this was not the only reason his case was dropped. The 46-year-old believes it would also have raised uncomfortable questions about government policy on Syria and why not all Britons who go to fight there should be criminalised.

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