A few of the men found guilty
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Three Derby men guilty over gay hate leaflets

20 January 2012 Last updated at 19:52 GMT

Three men have been found guilty of a gay hate crime after handing out leaflets calling for homosexual people to be given the death sentence.

Ihjaz Ali, 42, Kabir Ahmed, 28 and Razwan Javed, 27, were found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.

They distributed a leaflet titled Death Penalty? at a mosque and through letterboxes, Derby Crown Court heard.

It is the first prosecution of its kind since new laws came into force in 2010.

Sentencing was adjourned until 10 February. Two other men were cleared of the same charge.

Chris Bucker reports.