HACKNEY A political journalist accused of groping a woman’s bottom in a supermarket claims he is the victim of a government conspiracy, a court heard today (Tues).

Mohammed Tamalt, 36, is said to have lunged forward and rubbed her backside in circular motions, after she bent down to look at a packet of rice.

He initially pretended to be mentally ill, jurors were told.

Tamalt has accused the US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, of being a CIA agent in an article published on website The Arab Digest.

The Algerian-born author now claims that the British government recruited the woman take revenge for his work, which has caused ’embarrassment’.

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