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Austrian 19-year-old sent three videos containing terrorist content, Old Bailey is told

Ibrahim Ahmad, 19, from Vienna, was charged on August 26 with three counts of distributing a terrorist publication.  Pictured: The Old Bailey

19-year-old Austrian sent three videos with terrorist content, says Old Bailey

  • Ibrahim Ahmad was charged on August 26 with three counts of broadcasting
  • The prosecutor said the charges relate to three clips sent between February and July
  • Ahmad spoke only to confirm his identity via video link from Wandsworth prison

An Austrian teenager has shared three videos containing terrorist content, the Old Bailey has said.

Ibrahim Ahmad, 19, from Vienna, was charged on August 26 with three counts of distributing a terrorist publication.

Prosecutor Birgitte Hagem said the charges relate to three video clips sent between February 3 and July 6.

During a preliminary hearing today, Ahmad was assisted by a German interpreter as a timetable for his case was discussed.

Ibrahim Ahmad, 19, from Vienna, was charged on August 26 with three counts of distributing a terrorist publication.  Pictured: The Old Bailey

Ibrahim Ahmad, 19, from Vienna, was charged on August 26 with three counts of distributing a terrorist publication. Pictured: The Old Bailey

Ahmad spoke only to confirm his identity via video link from Wandsworth prison.

Judge Sweeney has set a provisional trial for up to 10 days from July 3 next year at Woolwich Crown Court.

Prosecutor Briggitte Hagem said: “These are three counts of disseminating terrorist material contrary to section two of the Terrorism Act 2006.

“It relates to three music videos sent between February 3 and July 6 of this year.”

Judge Sweeney said: ‘The earliest date available for a trial in London in a case such as this is now 3rd July next year.’

The ten-day trial will take place at Woolwich Crown Court.

A plea and case management hearing will be held on February 7.

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