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U.K. Drops Right-Wing Terrorism Case Against Trafficking Victim

The case against the youngest girl charged with terrorism offenses in the U.K. has been dropped, after the Home Office decided she was a victim of trafficking.

The British schoolgirl, now 16, was accused of possessing instructions for homemade firearms and explosives. But an expert unit decided she had been groomed online by a U.S. extremist.

This is the first time a terrorism prosecution has been halted following a decision of this kind.

Read the full story at the BBC

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