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UK media groups lose secrecy challenge on terror trial

British media trying to report on the terrorism trial of a law student lost a legal challenge Tuesday over unprecedented secrecy surrounding the case.

The case was against London student Erol Incedal, who was found not guilty last year of preparing terror acts. He had been accused of plotting with a jihadi in Syria either to target high-profile people such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair or planning a Mumbai-style mass attack using a rifle.

All but a few reporters were barred from covering his trial, and those who did attend were barred from reporting the case pending the outcome of the challenge. Parts of the trial were held in complete secrecy, excluding the media...