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Three charged over cartoon demos
Protesters in London
Police made no arrests during the protests in London
Three men have been charged over their alleged role in protests about cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

Uman Javed, 26, from Birmingham, was charged with soliciting murder and stirring up racial hatred and will appear in court on Thursday.

Abdul Rahman Saleem, 31, and Omar Zaheer, 26, both of London, face public order charges and have been bailed to appear before magistrates on 31 March.

Another two men were bailed to return to a London police station in April.

The five men were arrested on Wednesday over alleged involvement in demonstrations outside the Danish Embassy in London on 3 February.

Police searches

Uman Javed was remanded in custody while awaiting his appearance at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

Abdul Rahman Saleem, of Mellish Street, east London, has been charged with using words likely to stir up racial hatred.

He has been bailed to appear at West London Magistrates' Court on 31 March.

Omar Zaheer, of Derwent Road, Southall, west London, has been charged with racially aggravated disorderly behaviour and disorderly behaviour, and has been bailed to appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on 31 March.

Two other men, aged 39 and 23, have been bailed to return to a police station on 19 April "pending investigations into material recovered in searches today", Scotland Yard said.

Police said they were not prepared to say any more about the search.




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