Ubaydullah Hussain denied culpability for terrorist recruitment to IS when his trial started in Oslo District Court. In addition, a 19 year old convert who was allegedly enlisted by Hussain, also denies culpability.
Hussain risks twelve years in prison when he meets in Oslo District Court on charges of terrorist recruitment and to have helped foreign fighters with equipment and advice.
The 31-year-old is the first to be prosecuted under the provisions of the Criminal Code to recruit foreign fighters.
With the exception of a point in the indictment about storing a stun gun, both of the defendants pleaded not guilty on all points.
The prosecutor, Fredrik Ranke from the National Public Prosecuting Authority, then started his opening argument.
Ubaydullah Hussain went to Oslo District Court in a light checkered shirt. He is close-cropped and shaved.
Neither Hussain or the 19-year-old have permitted to be photographed or filmed in connection with the trial.
There are extensive security arrangements in connection with the trial of the two in the Oslo District Court.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today