Candidate for UK PM Cameron's party says victim of far-right 'sting'

March 23, 2015 11:32 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - A Muslim candidate for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Monday he'd been the victim of a far-right sting operation after being suspended over allegations he plotted to stir up racial tension to help win votes.

Afzal Amin, a parliamentary candidate in the key seat of Dudley North in central England, was shown in video footage and telephone recordings trying to persuade the far-right English Defence League (EDL) to announce a march against a new mosque in the area.

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