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Three men in court charged with stirring up hatred of homosexuals
by Nick Britten
Three men have appeared in court accused of stirring up hatred of homosexuals in the first case of its kind in Britain.
Ihjaz Ali, 41, Umar Javed, 37, and Mehboob Hussain, 44, are accused of distributing threatening written material intending to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after they were said to have handed out leaflets calling for the death penalty for homosexuals.
Two of their alleged accomplices, Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, were charged with the same offence on Thursday.
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