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Woman in court over Rigby clips

The case against a 21-year-old woman charged with terror offences over video clips about the murder of soldier Lee Rigby has been sent to the Central Criminal Court.

Rebekah Dawson, from Hackney, east London, who is accused of dissemination of terrorist publications and encouragement of terrorism, made a brief appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Her conditional bail was renewed and she will now appear at the Old Bailey on Friday.

She is jointly charged along with Royal Barnes, 22, also from Hackney, who appeared at the same court on Monday to face terror charges linked to the footage.

Dawson is accused of making two video recordings on May 22, the day of Fusilier Rigby's murder, and distributing them with the intention of encouraging others in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

She is also accused of encouraging terrorism by publishing a statement with Barnes entitled "Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing".

Barnes is also due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday.


From Belfast Telegraph