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The problem with the ‘paraglider girls’ ruling

14 February 2024

10:17 PM

14 February 2024

10:17 PM

Yesterday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, three women were convicted of terror offences for wearing clothes or carrying signs that appeared to glorify Hamas – and they were let off virtually scot-free.

The leniency of this ruling raises yet more questions about judicial impartiality in this country

At a central London pro-Palestine march the week after the October 7 attack in Israel last year, Heba Alhayek, 29, and Pauline Ankunda, 26, had attached images of paragliders to their backs, while Noimutu Olayinka Taiwo, 27, had attached one to a sign.

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