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Abu Hamza trial: Imam ‘secretly worked with MI5 to keep streets of London safe’

Preacher's lawyers signal intention to use Scotland Yard documents as part of defence case

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Speaking quietly into the microphone on the witness stand, Abu Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque in London, repeated 12 times “no” to the charges at the heart of his terror trial in New York. Had he committed the crimes he is charged with by the American government, he was asked. “No,” he replied each time. And once: “Never.”

The dramatic turn in the trial came moments after the defence opened its case. His testimony is expected to last into next week. The defence is expected to bring only one other witness.

Abu Hamza, 56, with a thick white beard and shock of white hair, was firm and clear in stating his denials as each of the main charges was put to him. Among the most important: had he conspired to plan the ki

Added: May-8-2014 Occurred On: May-8-2014
By: gemini
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