Muslim anti-election sticker trial dropped

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 January 2017

The trial was dropped at the Old Bailey

The trial was dropped at the Old Bailey


The trial of four men accused of posting stickers to lampposts around Newham urging Muslims not to vote has been dropped.

Ibrahim Anderson, 39, Zaiur Rahman, 39, Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, 37, and Anees Farooq, 29, were due to face trial next month on a charge of criminal damage.

None of the defendants, from Luton in Bedfordshire, were at the Old Bailey today when prosecutor Guy Bowden offered no evidence as it was “not in the public interest” for the Crown to proceed.

Stickers had been found across the borough ahead of the 2015 General Election that read: “Warning: voting for man-made law is shirk associating with Allah.”

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