Mother on terror charges for failing to report husband's alleged jihad plans

A young mother appeared in court yesterday charged with terrorism-related offences.


Bouchra El-Hor, 23, is charged with concealing information and failing to disclose information in relation to her cleric husband Yassin Nassari's alleged preparations for Jihad. 

It is alleged that between May 12 and May 30 this year she was in possession of information which she knew or believed might be of assistance in preventing terrorism which she did not disclose.


She was arrested with her husband at Luton Airport when they arrived from the Netherlands on 30 May. She was released and interviewed again yesterday when she was charged under section 38b of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2000.


Prosecutor Karen Jones claimed that El-Hor, who has Syrian and Dutch nationality, wrote a letter praising her husband's alleged plans for jihad and offered herself and her son for future martyrdom. Wearing a burka which covered her eyes and hands, El-Hor spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday.


 Glyn Lloyd, representing El-Hor, said: "It is indicated that she will plead not guilty."

Mr Lloyd said that the letter was a fantasy and El-Hor, of Ealing, west London, had no plans to carry out any jihad.


District Judge Nicholas Evans remanded El-Hor in custody. She will appear on September 15 for a committal hearing.


 Her husband is scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey on September 29. 

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