A Ukrainian man has appeared in court charged with the terror-related murder of 82-year-old grandfather Mohammed Saleem, as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham.
Pavlo Lapshyn, the 25-year-old postgraduate student from Dnipropetrovsk, is accused of killing Mr Saleem in April.
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