London riots: Two face jail for inciting on FacebookAugust 13th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Two British teenagers have been charged with posting hate messages on social network Facebook, one of which encouraged the “killing of a million police officers” during the London riots.
Amed Pelle, 18, posted the message to his 2,000 friends on the network. He pleaded guilty to a breach of the Serious Crime Act, 2007, at the Nottingham magistrate’s court.
Officials decided the offence was so serious it could only be dealt with at the Crown Court, the Daily Express reported.
Hollie Bentley, 19, also faces jail if found guilty of stirring up hatred on Facebook.
Bentley, of West Yorkshire, reportedly asked people to come up for the rioting. She allegedly posted “Who’s up for it?” on the website.
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