CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani has pleaded not guilty to charges filed against him under the Terrorism Act for not giving up his passwords during an interrogation by border police under Schedule 7 at Heathrow in November last year.
Rabbani, 35, entered the plea at Westminster Magistrates Court earlier today.
Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows authorities to stop, search and hold individuals at ports, airports and international rail stations. It can be exercised without the need for any grounds of suspecting the person has any involvement in terrorism – or any other criminal activity.
As this is an ongoing case 5Pillars cannot give any further details until court proceedings commence.