UK police charge 2 people over soldier death video

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two people for publishing a video which they say revels in the death of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in a gruesome terror attack on May 22.

In a statement, London’s Metropolitan Police said that 21-year-old Rebekah Dawson and 22-year-old Royal Barnes were accused of encouraging of terrorism with a video entitled “Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing” published around time of Rigby’s death.

Laws passed after the 2005 London transit bombings ban anything that “glorifies the commission or preparation” of terrorist acts, a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, a fine, or both.

Dawson and Barnes also face charges of disseminating terrorist publications and inciting terrorism overseas respectively.

Lawyers for the two could not immediately be located Tuesday.

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