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Cartoon protester Umran Javed admits terrorist material charge

A man jailed in 2007 for soliciting murder in a protest against cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad has pleaded guilty to possessing terrorist material.

Umran Javed, 33, who appeared by videolink at the Old Bailey to admit three counts of the charge, will be sentenced on 17 September.

The material was found at his home in Derby as a result of parole checks when computer equipment was examined.

He was jailed for six years after a protest at London's Danish Embassy.

He was arrested in February 2006 when about 300 protesters demonstrated after cartoons satirizing Muhammad were published in newspapers in Demark and other European countries.

Javed was filmed by police shouting: "Bomb, bomb Denmark. Bomb, bomb USA."

He later won an appeal to reduce his sentence to four years.

On Friday, he admitted possessing material entitled Zaad-e-Mujahid and Incitement of the Heroic Mujahadin in Reviving the Tradition of Assassination.

A fourth charge is likely to be ordered to lie on file after he pleaded not guilty to it.

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