Man in court on blog murder incitement charge
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Monday 29 November 2010
A 23-year-old man appeared in court today charged with soliciting murder in relation to a blog listing MPs who voted for the Iraq war.
Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, of Dunstall Hill, Wolverhampton, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink.
He remains in custody and is due to go on trial on June 7, at a venue to be decided. A plea and case management hearing will take place on April 15.
It is alleged that he solicited, encouraged, persuaded or endeavoured to persuade persons unknown to murder members of the British Parliament.
He also faces three charges of collecting information of a kind likely to be useful for terrorism.
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