An unemployed, 49yo conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside faces his fifth court appearance this year on Thursday 15th September, 2022.
A case management hearing is listed at Manchester Magistrates’ Court at which, amongst other administrative matters, a trial date will be fixed to hear harassment allegations against Raja Miah MBE (pictured above left).
Those allegations concern his conduct towards a 39yo lawyer from the Salford area. She was granted anonymity at an earlier hearing.
The trial should have taken place on 17th August, 2022 but Miah applied for, and was granted, an adjournment in order to arrange legal representation.
At that hearing, the Crown prosecutor, Nick Smart, sought strengthened bail conditions, which the court directed accordingly. Miah is alleged to have breached those conditions soon afterwards (read more here).
The magistrates also directed that Miah’s new lawyers should place themselves on record with both the court and the Crown Prosecution Service no later than 7th September, 2022.
Leading criminal defence firm, Tuckers Solicitors, wrote to the court in early August stating that they were no longer representing the defendant in these proceedings. They represented him at three previous hearings in Tameside Magistrates’ Court between February and April, 2022.
Miah has, since the last hearing, told his Facebook followers as part of a running commentary he provides on the case, that he is now represented by a direct access barrister (read more here).
Miah’s supporters, a notoriously disorderly group whom self-style as The Rabble (or Raja’s Rabble), are again expected to turn up at the court in numbers this week. Around twenty appeared at the last hearing, with an invitation from Miah to ’cause chaos’ if his application for an adjournment did not succeed (read more here).
Greater Manchester Police and court security staff are alert to the prospect that journalists reporting on the case may again face harassment and intimidation from The Rabble before, during and after the hearing.
UPDATE: In a Recusant Nine post in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September, 2022, the defendant canvassed attendance from The Rabble at court for the CMH and appears to claim that this short article, together with two prior articles setting out neutrally a series of public interest questions(read here and here), is harassing and malicious:
Manchester & Salford Magistrates Court
Page last updated Wednesday 14th September, 2022 at 1730hrs
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