UK holds Greek on terror charges

LONDON (AP) – A Greek citizen arrested 10 days ago in northern England has appeared before British magistrates on anti-terrorism charges. Haralambos Dousemertzis, 25, a former student at Northumbria University in northeast England, was remanded in custody when he appeared before Bedlington magistrates on Tuesday. He will appear in court again on March 11. Dousemertzis, who has lived in Britain for the past eight years, is accused of possessing articles which could be used to instigate, prepare or commission acts of terrorism. Arrested on February 25 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he was charged with two offenses under Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000. [Reports from London said Greek consular authorities had not been notified of Dousemertzis’s arrest. They added that police had found posters associated with the November 17 group and books on international terrorism in his room. The charges carry a maximum 10-year sentence.]

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