Leicester community activist charged with terror offences

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Leicester community activist charged with terror offences

Majid Freeman also charged with supporting a proscribed organisation

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Majid Freeman
Majid Freeman

A prominent Leicester community activist has been charged with terror offences and supporting a proscribed organisation, police have confirmed

Majid Novsarka, also known as Majid Freeman, was arrested on Tuesday in the Highfields area of the city.

In a statement Leicester Police confirmed:”A man has been charged following a warrant being executed at an address in Cecil Road, Leicester, yesterday morning.

“Majid Novsarka, also known as Majid Freeman has been charged with encouragement of terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.”

Freeman was a prominent upporter of Shockat Adam, the new independent MP for Leicester South. A video in which he confronts the former MP for the seat Jon Ashworth during the election campaign was shared on social media.

The 36-year-old has been released on bail and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 24 July.

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