MQM founder Altaf Hussain granted bail in terrorism case in London
*LONDON - Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief founder Altaf Hussain granted bail in terrorism case in London.*
Altaf Hussain was charged with a terrorism offence by London’s Metropolitan Police over a speech in which he had allegedly incited his followers to violence. Later in the day, a court released him on bail granted under strict conditions.
The Scotland Yard confirmed in a statement that detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command have charged a 66-year-old man with a terrorism offence in connection with a speech made in August 2016.
“Altaf Hussain (17.09.1953), of Abbey View, Mill Hill, NW7, was charged under section 1(2) of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006 with encouraging terrorism, namely:
“On 22 August 2016 published a speech to crowds gathered in Karachi, Pakistan which were likely to be understood by some or all of the members of the public to whom they were published as a direct or indirect encouragement to them to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and at the time he published them, intended them to be so encouraged, or was reckless as to whether they would be so encouraged,” read the statement.