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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 January 2021

Man convicted in UK for encouraging terrorist attacks in Bangladesh

Munna Hamza posted messages online encouraging people to target the country’s leadership

Munna Hamza encouraged people in Bangladesh to attack the government. Metropolitan Police
Munna Hamza encouraged people in Bangladesh to attack the government. Metropolitan Police

A man who encouraged terrorist attacks on the Bangladeshi government in online posts has been convicted in the UK.

Munna Hamza, 50, was found guilty on Wednesday of encouraging acts of terrorism in three online posts between 2015 and 2018 after he was reported for encouraging people in Bangladesh to launch attacks. He is due to be sentenced in March.

Commander Richard Smith, head of the Metropolitan Police Counter- Terrorism Command, said: “I praise the member of the public for alerting us to Hamza’s harmful, extremist posts.

“As a result, we were able to prevent him from publishing further incitements of violence and terror, which could have had devastating consequences.”

Published: January 13, 2021 07:57 PM

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