April 14, 2024

LONDON (AP) — British radical preacher Anjem Choudary appeared in a London courtroom Monday to reply prices that he heads a terrorist group.

Choudary, 56, was charged Sunday with three prices beneath the Anti-Terrorism Regulation: directing a terrorist group, belonging to an unlawful group and talking at conferences to ask for help for the group between June 2022 and this month.

The prosecution says the costs relate to the al-Muhajiroun group, which was outlawed by the British authorities in 2010. Since then it has operated “beneath a myriad of names and identities” because the Society of Islamic Thinkers, in response to the prosecution.

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Choudary is accused of lecturing earlier than the Society of Islamic Thinkers.

He was arrested at his London house on July 17. He was charged together with Canadian Khaled Hussein, 28, who was arrested at Heathrow Airport the identical day after arriving on a flight.

Hussein, from Edmonton, Canada, is accused of belonging to an unlawful group. The prosecution asserts that Hussein collaborated with Choudary to offer “a platform” to disseminate the group’s views.

Not one of the defendants pleaded responsible or not responsible of their separate hearings at Westminster courtroom. The courtroom dominated that they need to stay detained on the Central Felony Court docket till their subsequent listening to, scheduled for August 4.

Nick Worth of the prosecution’s counter-terrorism unit stated that “the legal proceedings towards Mr Choudary and Mr Hussein are actually ongoing, and each are entitled to a good trial.”