A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British troops which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell" has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive communication.
Azhar Ahmed admitted posting the message in March but told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he thought it was distressing but not offensive. The judge said the remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".
Azhar Ahmed has been found guilty at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court of posting a grossly offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan.
A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six soliders is appearing in court today. Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire denies the charge. Lisa Adlam reports.
A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six members of the 3rd Yorkshire battalion is appearing in court today.
Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, seen here arriving at Kirkless magistrates court, denies the charge. It's alleged he commented on the level of attention given to the soldiers who died, compared to Afghan civilians who've died in the war.
19 year old Azhar Ahmed is set to stand trial on 3rd July at Huddersfield Magistrates. He's been given unconditional bail.
He's pleaded 'Not Guilty' to a charge of ‘sending a message that is grossly offensive contrary to Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.’It comes after he allegedly posted comments on Facebook about the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan this month.
The protesters chanted as 19 year old Azhar Ahmed arrived in court for charge of 'grossly offensive' Facebook comments.