Monday, September 14, 2009

Britain: Three wannabe terrorists get 'life'

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Airline plot trio get life terms

(L to R) Tanvir Hussain, Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar
(L to R) Tanvir Hussain, Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar were found guilty

Three men who plotted to blow up flights from Heathrow to the US with liquid bombs have been jailed for life, with minimum terms of up to 40 years.

Ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, was jailed for at least 40 years at Woolwich Crown Court.

Plot "quartermaster" Assad Sarwar, 29, was jailed for at least 36 years, while Tanvir Hussain, 28, must serve at least 32 years in jail.

Their aim was a terrorist outrage to "stand alongside" 9/11, the judge said.

Mr Justice Henriques called the plot "the most grave and wicked conspiracy ever proven within this jurisdiction".

"The intention was to perpetrate a terrorist outrage that would stand alongside the events of September 11, 2001 in history," he said.

The trial heard that at the time of his arrest, Ahmed Ali, of Walthamstow, east London, had identified seven US and Canada-bound flights that were to be attacked within a two-and-a-half-hour period. ..(read more here)


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