LONDON: A British Pakistani man that was billed previously this year with the conspiracy theory to murder ousted Pakistani blog owner Ahmad Waqas Goraya went into a blameless plea at the Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on Friday.
The test day for the Crown Prosecution Solution (CPS) versus Muhammad Gohir Khan has actually been set for Jan 11, 2022 with the trial expected to last 2 weeks.
Gohir Khan, born upon Feb 16, 1990, was billed on June 28 with one matter of conspiracy to murder Goraya.
” The exact charge is that between the 16th day of February 2021 as well as the 24th day of June 2021 [Khan] conspired along with individuals unknown to murder Ahmad Waqas Goraya, unlike area 1 (1) of the Offender Legislation Act 1977,” a CPS declaration at the time stated.
Defendant Gohir Khan has entered a blameless plea
Khan appeared at the Old Bailey in June for the charge, as well as was arraigned to show up at the crown court on Friday.
Educated sources told Dawn that Khan was billed after an examination was launched by the Met Police’s Counter Terrorism Command unit.
Goraya is a protestor as well as blog writer who left Pakistan after he and also five other bloggers were abducted as well as later launched in Islamabad in 2017.
The kidnappings were commonly criticised by legal rights groups, opposition legislators as well as activists that got in touch with the government to end enforced loss. Goraya moved to the Netherlands later on that year, saying he feared for his life and also safety and security.
In February 2020, Goraya was assaulted and intimidated outside his home in Rotterdam, an occurrence that was condemned by Reporters Without Boundaries that got in touch with the Dutch authorities to protect the blog owner.
In the very first week of July, Goraya said British authorities saw him in the Netherlands to tape his statement. Gohir Khan apparently travelled from London to Amsterdam on Feb 2 this year. He stayed there for 3 days, hired a car as well as checked out the region where Goraya lived.