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Bakr on terrorism charge
In Response To: Business community slams Bakr ()

by Darren Bahaw,

FORMER coup leader Imam Yasin Abu Bakr was yesterday slapped with a terrorism charge that could put him behind bars for 25 years if convicted.

Using the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act for the first time since it became law on September 13, Director of Public Prosecutions Geoffrey Henderson directed that the leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen be charged with committing a terrorist act.

Abu Bakr, also known as Lennox Phillip, 64, was charged by Insp Christopher Holder shortly before he re-appeared before Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls on seven other criminal charges- one charge of sedition, three of incitement and three weapon related offences.

He is charged with two of his followers, Tahir Ali and Oluyemi Abdul Basit, for possession of a sniper's rifle, 596 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and a hand grenade.

The new charge alleges that Abu Bakr, during his November 4 Eid-ul-Fitr sermon at the Mucurapo Road mosque directed his followers to engage in a war in which lives may be lost over the nonpayment of zakat from members of the Muslim community who are not members of the Jamaat al Muslimeen.

Since his arrest on November 7, Abu Bakr has remained in custody without bail and in addition to the eight recent charges, he is awaiting a retrial in the High Court on a charge of conspiracy to murder two expelled members of his organisation.

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Messages In This Thread

Business community slams Bakr
Bakr charged with sedition *LINK*
Crackdown on the Jamaat, No need to panic - CoP
Top cop urges public to be calm *LINK*
Cops seize grenade, gun, ammo at Jamaat
Jamaat leader slapped with arms charge
Muslimeen count losses
Cops clash outside Jamaat *LINK*
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Forces maintain alert at Muslimeen site
Bakr on terrorism charge
Lawyers want quick start to Bakr inquiry
Bakr charged with terrorism *LINK*
Judge to view tape of Bakr's Eid speech
Judge blanks Bakr again
5 more witnesses to testify against Bakr
Defence grills cop in Bakr inquiry
State closes terror case against Bakr
Re: State closes terror case against Bakr
Zakat bacchanal a trick by Indian Muslims *LINK*
Case made out against Bakr *LINK*
Bakr's only witness testifies
It could happen to you too. *LINK*
DPP drops arms, ammo charges
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