Radical Sunni doctor convicted of violent assault in demonstration is struck off medical register

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6206
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A British doctor who fled the United Kingdom after being charged with a violent assault during a pro-Sunni demonstration has been struck off the medical register in his absence, five months after his case led to the first successful prosecution of Islamic sectarian violence in Britain.

Mirza Tariq Ali, 39, who qualified in Pakistan in 1998, worked locum shifts as a general surgery registrar in several hospitals around London. He became a supporter of the radical Sunni preacher Anjem Choudary and joined a march organised by supporters of Choudary through central London in May 2013.

An internet circular advertising the “March …

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