Islamic State ‘bombing mastermind’ wants voice expert silenced

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Islamic State ‘bombing mastermind’ wants voice expert silenced

Farhad Hoomer claims he never gave permission for his voice to be recorded during interrogation

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Lawyers for Durban businessman Farhad Hoomer, who allegedly has ties with the Islamic State terror group, are waging a court battle with the state over their client’s voice samples. 

Hoomer – who is facing a raft of charges related to murder, having links to IS and for being the alleged “mastermind” behind a string of firebomb attacks on Woolworths retail outlets in Durban – appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. 

Hoomer allegedly phoned Woolworths with a tip-off about the firebombs, making his voice sample a key part of the evidence against him...

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