x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Life sentence for 'directing terrorism'

The first person to be convicted in Britain for the crime of directing terrorism is sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years.

LONDON // The first person to be convicted in Britain for the crime of directing terrorism has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years. Rangzieb Ahmed, 33, was convicted of heading a three-man al Qa'eda cell which was planning mass murder. Justice John Saunders told Ahmed today that he was "an extremely dangerous man". Co-defendant Habib Ahmed was sentenced to a minimum of nine years for being a member of a terror group.

The jury in Manchester had heard that Rangzieb Ahmed gave two diaries to Habib Ahmed that contained details of al Qa'eda operatives written in invisible ink. *AP