Accused could be guilty even if they did not suspect funds may be put to terrorist use

A couple charged with funding terrorism could be guilty of an offence even if they did not suspect their money would be used for terrorist purposes, the UK’s highest court has ruled.

Sally Lane, 56, and John Letts, 57, from Oxford, are due to stand trial at the Old Bailey for allegedly breaching section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000. They are charged with sending money overseas, or arranging to do so, when they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or might be used for the purposes of terrorism.

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