This from Gulf Daily News, with thanks to Nicolei:
BELFAST: A Filipino man was arraigned yesterday on charges of aiding Southeast Asian terrorists linked to Al Qaeda. Jaybe Ofrasio, 31, offered no plea in Belfast Crown Court to two counts of making funds and property available over the Internet to a Southeast Asian terrorist group “knowing they would be used for terrorist purposes” sometime between January 1 and October 19, 2003.
Detective Inspector Mark Brown testified that the charges concerned support for Jemaah Islamiyah, a militant group that seeks to create an Islamic state encompassing Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern Philippines.
The US and Australia have accused the group of forging ties with Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terror network and conducting several bombings in Indonesia.
Brown said police had seized telephone and financial records as part of their investigation, which focused on an e-mail sent from Malaysia.
“We conducted a number of searches in Belfast and a number of searches in the Philippines,” Brown said. . . .
The couple are originally from Cotabato, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front operates.