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University student charged with terror offence after Palestine rally

Hanin Barghouti, 22, of Eaton Grove in Hove, has been charged with one count of supporting a proscribed organisation – namely Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah (Hamas), contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Hamas is designated as a terrorist group by the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and the European Union.

Barghouti, a student at the University of Sussex, was arrested after a rally in Brighton city centre on October 8 – the day after Hamas militants launched attacks on Israel, killing hundreds of people and abducting others.

She is alleged to have made a speech at the protest.

Barghouti has been released on bail and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on November 17.

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