Two accused of handing out Islamic State leaflets in central London

Luton pair Shah Jahah Khan and Ibrahim Anderson deny terrorist charges and will stand trial at Old Bailey

Shoppers in Oxford Street, central London.
Oxford Street, central London. The accused deny handing out leaflets inviting people to support Islamic State. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty

Shah Jahah Khan, 62, and Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, both from Luton in Bedfordshire, each deny one charge of inviting support for a banned organisation.

Westminster magistrates court heard that the charge relates to an offence on 9 August last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about Islamic State in Oxford Street.

Anderson also denied one charge of possessing information likely to be useful for the preparation of or carrying out an act of terrorism, when police searched his property in December last year.

Anderson and Khan remained standing throughout the hearing, “in accordance with their religious beliefs”, defence counsel Tony Lodge said.

Senior district judge Howard Riddle granted the two men conditional bail and they will appear at the Old Bailey on 15 May.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/21/accused-islamic-state-leaflets-central-london

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