Trial Date Set for Radical Cleric in U.K.
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri will stand trial beginning July 4 on charges including soliciting the murder of Jews and other non-Muslims, a judge decided Tuesday. Judge Peter Beaumont set the date at a brief hearing at London’s Central Criminal Court but did not announce where the trial would be held. Al-Masri had been scheduled to appear via a videolink from Belmarsh high-security prison in south London, but did not. Defense lawyer Paul Hynes said the cleric was unable to walk and referred to a “past physical difficulty.”Full Story