Anjem Choudary has been charged with terrorism offences, the Metropolitan Police have announced.
The 56-year-old, from east London, was charged on July 23 with belonging to a banned organization in breach of Section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000, the force announced on Monday morning.
He was also charged with addressing meetings to encourage support for a banned organization contrary to section 12(3) of the Terrorism Act 2000 and of leading a terrorist organization contrary to section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
He was arrested by police at his home during a raid at dawn last week.
Scotland Yard said another man, Khaled Hussein, 28, from Canada, has also been charged with membership of a banned organization in breach of Section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Met Police said: “On Monday July 17, Met Counter Terrorism detectives investigating alleged membership of a banned organization arrested a 56-year-old man in east London and a 28-year-old Canadian national at Heathrow Airport, after he arrived on a flight.
‘They have been held under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and detectives have been issued with further detention warrants allowing them to hold the men until Monday July 24.’
Both men have been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday July 24.
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