UK police arrest man over extremist website
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 22:36
London: British police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested on terrorism charges over a website which urged attacks on lawmakers who voted in favour of the Iraq war.

Officers in central England said the suspect was detained in the city of Wolverhampton and computer equipment was removed from his home.

The arrest follows the conviction last week of Roshonara Choudhry, a 21-year-old woman jailed for at least 15 years after stabbing legislator Stephen Timms in May.

Timms, an ex-government minister, suffered serious wounds but has recovered.

Prosecutors said Choudhry had consulted extremist websites, including a British-based site which included a hit list of legislators.

British and US authorities said internet pages referred to in the case have been closed down.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 22:36

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