A court in the US is set to try a mentally ill British man on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon State.


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US to try mentally ill British man in terror trial

Court sketch of Haroon Aswat

A court in the US is set to try a mentally ill British man on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon State.

US District Judge Katherine Forrest set the trial date of Haroon Aswatfor for June 1 at a brief hearing on Monday.

US prosecutors have accused the 40-year-old defendant of trying to set up an al-Qaeda training camp in the remote hamlet of Bly in 1999 to train militants seeking to fight in Afghanistan.

Aswat has also been charged with conspiring with radical British preacher Abu Hamza, who was convicted in New York earlier this year on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges.

Aswat, who pleaded not guilty to four terrorism charges after his extradition from…

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