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We are all Azhar Ahmed now – State control online will hurt us all

AZHAR Ahmed, 19, was in the dock at Dewsbury magistrates’ court today. Azhar Ahmed was there because he posted an odious badly written Facebook comment that allegedly breached the rules of the Communications Act 2003. He had been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. That was ridiculous.

Mr Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, denied the new charge.

He will stand trial at Huddersfield magistrates’ court on July 3.

Outside court, an estimated 50 far-right protesters staged noisy demonstrations when he arrived and left.

On the same day, Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire were being repatriated.

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Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4)