BUT former the owner of the pub appeared in court accused of sending thousands of pounds in Coronavirus repayment loans to finance a terrorist group Isis in Syria.
Tarek Namouz, 42-year-old former London pub owner of No fixed address, eight charges of entry into terror financial mechanism on dates between November 2020 and May 2021. He also accused of two bills of possessing a terrorist information related to videos.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched a loan-back scheme. in may 2020, six weeks in the UK first coronavirus lockdown as part of of a series of support measures up United Kingdom economy. The scheme was aimed at supporting small British businesses with £47 billion paid out out in loans from commercial banks guaranteed by the state.
Namooz showed up at the Old Bailey on Monday. in London via video link from Wandsworth jail. Jonathan Polney, the prosecutor, stated that the defendant allegedly sent “the proceeds of Coronavirus refunds ISIS funding loans.”
Mr Judge Sweeney said it was “a serious matter” that Judge Peter Lodder, Clerk, would hear. of Richmond sitting in the royal court of Kingston. BUT plea and the hearing was set for July 22 with preliminary two-week test from November 21.
defendant, who only spoke to confirm his identity, was taken into custody.
Isis, also known as the “Islamic State”, “Islamic State” or “Daesh”, is designated by the UK and 83 other allies as a terrorist organization.