CASES OF INTEREST AT THE OLD BAILEY ON MONDAY
Court 5 at 12 noon Mention in the case of Dean Smith accused of murdering his 13 year old daughter. Masie Newell suffered head injuries when she was a four week old baby in 2000 and died in 2014 allegedly as a result of the injuries.
Court 13 at 11am Pre-trial hearing in the case of lorry driver Christopher Kennedy over his alleged links to human trafficking after the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a lorry in Essex in October.
Court 13 at 2pm Mention in the case of Altaf Hussain, a prominent Pakistani politician, who has been living in the UK since the early 90’s. He is the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and is alleged to have carried out a terrorism offence when a speech he made was broadcast to crowds in Pakistan’s capital Karachi. Under the Terrorism Act 2006, the speech published on August 22, 2016 is deemed to have encouraged “the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.