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Man charged with soliciting murder over Iraq war blog

Statue of Lady Justice at the Old Bailey
Image caption Bilal Zaheer Ahmad was arrested on 10 November

A man has been charged with soliciting murder in relation to a blog listing MPs it claimed voted for the Iraq war.

Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 23, of Dunstall, Wolverhampton, was also charged with other offences under the Terrorism Act, West Midlands Police said.

Mr Ahmad will appear before City of Westminster magistrates on Wednesday.

He was arrested on 10 November and officers seized computer and electronic equipment for examination after searching his home.

Mr Ahmad was charged with soliciting murder under the Offences Against the Person Act.

He was also charged with with three counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

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