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Teenager admits terror charges over al-Qaida magazine found on computer

PUBLISHED April 26, 2012

A teenager is facing jail after admitting four terror charges at the Old Bailey.

Mohammed Abdul Hasnath, 19, pleaded guilty to four counts of having copies of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire on his computer.

The prosecution case was that the publications contained material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Alison Morgan, prosecuting, said: "It is clear that over a period of time, this defendant had a sustained interest in this type of material."

Hasnath, of Poplar, east London appeared by videolink and was remanded in custody to 11 May for sentence.

A further charge of disseminating terrorist literature was ordered to remain on file.