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London bombing suspect charged

[JURIST] Officials in London have issued the first set of formal charges in the failed July 21 London bombings [JURIST news archive]. Somali national Yassin Hassan Omar was charged Saturday with four criminal counts, including conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, and possession of explosives. Human rights groups in Britain have questioned whether any of the bombing suspects can receive a fair trial [JURIST report] in light of the firestorm of negative and even vitriolic UK media coverage of the terror attacks. Reuters has more.

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