Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Lee Rigby trial started - media silence

The trial of the two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London has started at the Old Bailey. But you would hardly know it from the media coverage. Basically there isn't any.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, attended court last week. They are accused of murdering Fusilier Rigby as he walked back to Woolwich barracks on 22 May 2013. They are also accused of attempting to murder a police officer.

Adebolajo has asked to be known as Mujaahid Abu Hamza in court, while Adebowale has asked to be called Ismail Ibn Abdullah.

Hopefully the judge will tell them no to that.

At the moment legal argument is being made. A jury is expected to be empaneled in the next few days and then evidence can start to be heard.

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