London: British police have charged two people for publishing a video which they say revels in the death of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in a gruesome terror attack on May 22.
In a statement, London`s Metropolitan Police said that 21-year-old Rebekah Dawson and 22-year-old Royal Barnes were accused of encouraging of terrorism with a video entitled "Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing" published around time of Rigby`s death.
Laws passed after the 2005 London transit bombings ban anything that "glorifies the commission or preparation" of terrorist acts, a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, a fine, or both.
Dawson and Barnes also face charges of disseminating terrorist publications and inciting terrorism overseas respectively.
Lawyers for the two could not immediately be located today.