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UK: BNP Candidate Charged With Burning Koran


A British National Party (BNP) election candidate is due to appear in court Monday for an accusation of burning a copy of the holy Koran, police said.

Sion Owens, a BNP candidate in the forthcoming Welsh Assembly elections, was charged under the Public Order Act.

The Observer newspaper reported on Sunday that it had handed police a video which appeared to show Owens dousing a copy of the Koran with paraffin before setting it alight.

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South Wales Police confirmed a 41-year-old man had been charged with an offence under the Public Order Act and remained in custody.

He is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates’ Court today.

The extreme right-wing party, the BNP website confirmed that Owens had been arrested last Friday night.

A spokesman from the group said Owens would still run as a candidate in the assembly election on May 5.

The BNP wants foreigners living to go back to their counties.

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