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.
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.