Stabbing defendant: I'm a soldier

2013-06-05 21:06
The suspected perpetrator of the attack on a soldier the La Defense business district, is escorted by a policeman of Intervention and Search Brigade as he arrives at police headquarters in Paris. (Eric Fefeberg, AFP)

The suspected perpetrator of the attack on a soldier the La Defense business district, is escorted by a policeman of Intervention and Search Brigade as he arrives at police headquarters in Paris. (Eric Fefeberg, AFP)

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London - One of the men accused of killing a British serviceman in broad daylight has called himself a soldier during a rambling court appearance.

Michael Adebolajo appeared by video link from prison Wednesday at London's Central Criminal Court. The 28-year-old was addressed as "Mr. Hamza," in line with his wish to be known as Mujahid Abu Hamza.

He interrupted the proceedings several times, complaining that prison staff had wanted to see his genitals.

He said: "I'm a man, I'm a soldier, I'm a British citizen. And you can't see my privates."

Adebolajo and 22-year-old Michael Adebowale have been charged with killing Lee Rigby, a British soldier hacked to death on 22 May on a London street.

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