Michael Adebolajo, born in Britain to African parents, is pursuing legal action against prison staff for allegedly hurting him.
Mr Justice Langstaff said Adebolajo had not been given legal aid to pay for lawyers to represent him, but that if it could be paid for with public funds it would be “all the better”.
He said Adebolajo might have to represent himself at any trial and suggested that it would be in the interests of justice if public funding could be given.
“If and when this case comes to trial it will be a great pity to justice, and in particular the presentation of the claimant’s case, if some means were not found to ensure he had professional help,” said the judge.
One of the killers of Lee Rigby is looked up to by other inmates and has played a part in converting some of them to Islam, a judge has heard.
The details have emerged as part of Michael Adebolajo’s legal action against the Ministry of Justice.
He claims he was injured by prison officers during an incident in a cell in July 2013 while he was awaiting trial and is seeking compensation.
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United Kingdom (GB) is estimated to have a population of 65.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2 million.