UK police charge two people over soldier death video

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:19

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.


First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 00:19

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