3 Convicted Of Anti-gay Hate Crime In Britain


Salon Staff
January 20, 2012 9:36PM (UTC)

LONDON (AP) — Three men have been convicted of a hate crime in Britain for distributing brochures calling for the execution of gay people.

Prosecutors said the landmark verdict marked Britain's first successful prosecution under a hate crime law involving sexual orientation.

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Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed, and Razwan Javed were found guilty in Derby Crown Court of distributing fliers called "The Death Penalty" that showed a noose and said gay people would be punished.

Two others on trial for the same offense were acquitted Friday. Sentencing is set for Feb. 10.

The law against stirring up hatred on grounds of sexual orientation took effect in 2010.


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