Ex-British Airways IT expert admits terror charges

LONDON Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:50pm EST

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LONDON (Reuters) - A former British Airways computer expert pleaded guilty on Monday to offering himself for terrorist training or insurgent operations abroad and encouraging others to do the same.

Rajib Karim, 31, of Newcastle upon Tyne, admitted three terrorism charges at Woolwich Crown Court, London, the Press Association reported.

The others included funding associates in Yemen and transferring funds for terrorist purposes, and being involved in the production and distribution of a video on behalf of the organisation Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

The defendant, who denied several other similar charges, will return to court on Tuesday to stand trial on the remaining counts.

The hearing is scheduled to last about five weeks.

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