Three terror suspects heard in court in U.K.

Cases of three suspects of the alleged airline terror plot in England on August 10th were heard in court today, AP reports.

A 17-year-old man charged as part of an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners was denied bail during a court appearance on Tuesday.

A 24-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were also ordered to be detained pending further court appearances.

The youth, who cannot be identified, was remanded until Sept. 17 at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

His attorney, Gareth Peirce, said he would plead not guilty. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail if convicted, prosecutor Colin Gibbs told the court.

Chief Magistrate Timothy Workman also ordered Mehran Hussain, 24, held in custody until Sept. 19. Hussain did not appear in court.

He and his brother, Umair, are charged with failing to tell police about their brother Nabeel's involvement in the alleged plot.

Workman also ordered Cossar Ali, 24, held in custody until Sept. 5, when her lawyer David Gottlieb said he intends to apply for bail.

Ali's husband, Ahmed Abdullah Ali, is also among the 12 people charged to date in the case. She is accused of failing to disclose information about a possible terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Nabeel Hussain, one of eight suspects currently detained but not charged, planned to argue in court Tuesday against his continued detention.

Metropolitan Police have been granted court permission to question him until Wednesday.

British law provides for terrorist suspects to be detained for up to 28 days without charge, subject to a judge's permission.

Senior police officers said last week they were analyzing thousands of pieces of evidence seized in searches of dozens of properties and two stretches of woodland.

Investigators have found bombing-making chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide, and electrical components during their searches, said Peter Clarke, the head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist department.

Months of surveillance had produced "significant video and audio recordings" about the alleged plot, he said, including "martyrdom videos" by some of the suspects.

More than 8,000 items of data storage, such as compact discs, DVDs and memory sticks, were found, authorities said.

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