Date set for radical preacher Anjem Choudary's trial

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A date has been set for the trial of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who is accused of inviting support for so-called Islamic State.

Mr Choudary, 49, and his co-accused, Mohammed Rahman, 32, will go on trial at the Old Bailey on 27 June.

The men have already pleaded not guilty to inviting support for IS between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015.

Mr Choudary, of Ilford, east London, and Mr Rahman, of Whitechapel, east London, are on bail with conditions.

A pre-trial hearing has been provisionally set for 24 June.

The case is expected to last no more than four weeks, with Richard Whittam QC prosecuting.

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