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Black Country teenager pleads not guilty to six terrorism charges

A teenager from the Black Country accused of terror offences has pleaded not guilty to six charges.

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Birmingham Crown Court.

Amir El-Harith, 18, from Smethwick, appeared via video-link from Belmarsh prison at a hearing that was held at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.

The defendant, wearing a prison-issue grey tracksuit, spoke only to deny three offences of dissemination of a terrorist publication and three of encouraging terrorism.

Another hearing will be held at the same court on February 6 before a trial on March 11, which is expected to last for two weeks.

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