Cage director charged under Terrorism Act for ‘failing to disclose his password’

17 May

The director of the controversial campaign group Cage has been charged under the Terrorism Act, the organisation said.

Muhammad Rabbani was detained at Heathrow Airport last November under counter terrorism stop and search powers and declined to give his computer password to officials.

Mr Rabbani attended Bethnal Green police station in east London with his lawyer on Wednesday morning to answer bail.

The advocacy group, which campaigns against what is alleges is oppressive counter terrorism policing in the War on Terror, said he was charged under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act for “seeking to frustrate search”.

The group caused outcry in 2015 when one senior officer described the Islamic State executioner  ‘Jihadi John’ as having once been a ‘beautiful young man’.

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