Monday, 11 January 2010

Freed with a two-year conditional discharge but fined!

Muslim protesters who screamed abuse at British soldiers in homecoming parade get away with slap on the wrist

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:01 PM on 11th January 2010

Five Muslim men who screamed insults at soldiers during an Iraq homecoming parade today escaped with a slap on the wrist.

The five men had already been found guilty of calling the returning soldiers 'murderers', 'terrorists' and 'rapists' as they marched through Luton in March last year.

But today the men, who all come from Luton, were freed with a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay contributions towards costs of just £500 each.

The men's lawyer has complained that the media coverage of the protest led to them being prosecuted, even though their placards had been approved by local police.

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