UK: Cage director convicted under terror laws for not unlocking phone

The head of international Muslim activist group 'Cage', Muhammad Rabbani, was found guilty of wilfully obstructing a police search under Schedule 7 at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Monday. The verdict took just three hours to reach and means that Rabbani could now face up to three months in prison as well as a fine. Rabbani refused to unlock his phone during a stop-and-search in... Еще Heathrow Airport, London in November 2016, and was subsequently arrested. Speaking to cheering supporters and press after the trial, Rabbadi said he believed that «there was always the possibility of a negative outcome, but I was prepared from the outset to pay the ultimate price — even if that meant imprisonment,» adding, «Cage and I are glad that we brought this case, and the result indicates that our only option is to change the law.» «If privacy and confidentiality are crimes, the the law stands condemned,» he said, adding, «Cage and I are glad that we brought this case, and the result indicates that our only option is to change the law.» Rabbani finished his statement by saying he «will be appealing this decision.»

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