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Anjem Choudary appeals hate preaching conviction

Anjem Choudary is appealling his conviction. Credit: Fiona Hanson / PA Archive

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for drumming up support for so-called Islamic State (IS), the Judicial Office has said.

He was jailed for five and half years at the Old Bailey earlier this month.

The father-of-five spread extremist views by encouraging people to back IS in a series of speeches posted on Youtube.

He finally fell foul of the law after spending 20 years as a thorn in the side of UK authorities, with a string of former supporters going on to be convicted of terrorism.