The brother of the Manchester Area bomber has appeared in court docket accused of assaulting a jail officer and advised the Justice of the Peace: “I did assault that filthy pig, however I do not see any wrongdoing in that.”
Hashem Abedi, 23, from Fallowfield, Manchester, appeared in court docket by video hyperlink for the primary time since refusing to attend the ultimate weeks of his Manchester bombing trial on the Previous Bailey.
Abedi was discovered responsible final yr of twenty-two counts of homicide and sentenced to life with a minimal time period of 55 years, the longest ever handed down by the Previous Bailey.
He’s charged, alongside two different convicted terrorists, with assaulting a jail officer at HMP Belmarsh in south London, leaving the officer with cuts to his head, bruises and listening to loss.
Carrying a black, gray and white fleece, and glasses, with moustache and afro-style hair, Abedi appeared from Frankland jail in County Durham on his twenty fourth birthday.
He confirmed his identify and date of delivery however when requested whether or not he pleaded responsible or not responsible, he mentioned: “I did assault that filthy pig however I do not see any wrongdoing in doing that.
“That is my plea.”
In reply to the cost that he beat a second officer, he added: “Identical as earlier than, however I do not see any wrongdoing.”
Chief Justice of the Peace Paul Goldspring advised the court docket: “I’ll register that as a not responsible plea.”
Abedi is charged alongside Ahmed Hassan, 21, from Sunbury, Surrey, who was discovered responsible of making an attempt to explode a tube prepare by setting off a tool in a buying bag at Parsons Inexperienced in September 2017.
Hassan appeared from a separate room at Frankland jail and when requested to verify his identify, he advised the court docket: “I wish to make three factors earlier than I verify my identify.
“I need you to know that I hate you very a lot since you’re a choose, judging by something aside from the legislation of Allah.
“Second, you will be destined for hellfire except you repent and submit your self to the legislation of Allah.”
He added: “I’m not represented and proof has not been disclosed to me.”
He pleaded not responsible.
The pair have been allegedly joined within the assault by a 3rd prisoner, Muhammed Saeed, 23, from Trafford, Manchester, who’s awaiting sentence for utilizing encrypted platforms to share ISIS propaganda.
The three males are charged with assaulting Paul Edwards, a jail officer at HMP Belmarsh, inflicting precise bodily hurt, on 11 Could, final yr.
Abedi can be charged with assaulting a second officer, Nick Barnett.
They have been charged on 12 January and all three have been resulting from seem by video hyperlink at Westminster Magistrates Courtroom on Wednesday however Abedi and Hassan refused.
Saeed did seem on 7 April from Whitemoor jail in Cambridgeshire, pleading not responsible.
The case was dedicated to Woolwich Crown Courtroom on 5 Could.