Altaf Hussain arrested in the UK under Terrorism charge

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Founder Altaf Hussain was charged with terrorism by the Scotland Yard.

According to the recent reports, the Crown Prosecution Service has charged him keeping in mind all the available evidence.

Altaf Hussain was found guilty in a hate speech that promotes terrorism. The Met Police has issued statement which reads that MQM Founder Altaf Hussain is arrested under section 1(2) of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006.

The statement further reads that “Altaf Hussain, 66, who lives in Mill Hill, north London, was charged under the Terrorism Act 2006. 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.”

The Met Police further stated that “Hussain was previously arrested on 11 June on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007. He was released on bail and subsequently charged as above.”

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