H/T EDL Buck
By Anna Edwards
PUBLISHED: 14:44 GMT, 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 14:44 GMT, 31 July 2012
Spouse: Ayan Hadi, wife of terror suspect Richard Dart, pictured, has been accused of withholding information about a potential terrorism attack
The wife of a white Muslim convert accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training has been charged with a terror offence, a court heard today.
Ayan Hadi, 30, who is pregnant, is due to appear before magistrates in September accused of withholding information about the preparation of acts of terrorism, the Old Bailey heard.
Her husband, Richard Dart, has been charged with travelling to Asia for terrorism training.
His barrister, Frida Hussain, told the preliminary court hearing that Mrs Hadi was ‘to be added’ to the prosecution and a date set for a possible trial next year would be affected by the birth of the child.
‘She is pregnant and her due date is February 27,’ she said, adding that she also suffers a life-threatening condition linked to her pregnancy.
‘She will not be in a position to focus on her preparation (for court),’ she added.
Dart, of Broadway, Ealing, west London, who appeared in a BBC Three documentary after converting to Islam, is charged with preparing for acts of terrorism between July 2010 and July 2012, alongside Imran Mahmood and Jahangir Alom.