The father of a three-year-old boy injured in a suspected acid attack has denied the conspiracy with six other people to carry out the attack.
The younger one suffered serious injuries to his face and arm in the Home Bargains store in Worcester on 21 July.
His 39-year-old father is charged with conspiring to commit heavy physical injuries in connection with the incident in the Tallow Hill area of the city.
The man, who can not be called for legal reasons, did not plead guilty to the offense when he appeared in the Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday.
Five other men and a woman – all of whom meet the same claim – also denied the accusation at the hearing.
Also accused are Adam Cech, 27, and Jan Dudi, 25, both from Birmingham, Norbert Pulko, 22, and Saied Hussini, 41, both from London, and Jabar Paktia, 41, from Wolverhampton.
Martina Badiova, 22, of Newcombe Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, appeared in court on the side of the men.
She was the seventh person who had been arrested in connection with the investigation and was indicted on Friday.
The defendants spoke with the help of four different interpreters, using the Dari, Pashto, Czech and Slovak languages, and were flanked by seven doctors.
About 30 family and friends of the defendants also took the public stand.
In a brief interrogation on September 21, Judge Jim Tindal said to those in the dock: "At that stage, what I hope to have happened is that we have identified a possible date for a lawsuit and a possible judge for the trial, so not his honor Judge (Robert) Jukes. "
All defendants were taken into pre-trial detention to appear in the same court next month.