One of Britain’s most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists is seeking to have his conviction overturned on human rights grounds, The Telegraph can disclose.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the ringleader of a suicide plot which could have killed 10,000 people, has gone to the European Court of Human Rights to claim his human rights were infringed by publicity before he was convicted of conspiracy to murder.
He alleges the jury would have been prejudiced by media coverage of a previous trial.
That trial included the disclosure that Ali had recorded a “suicide video” saying his plot to bring down airliners with liquid bombs disguised as soft drinks was intended to “teach a lesson” non-Muslims “will never forget”.
He is currently serving a life sentence for leading the liquid bomb plot. Investigating and prosecuting the conspiracy has already cost the taxpayer more than £100 million, and Ali’s legal challenge will push the bill even higher.
Doesn’t matter a toss how high that legal bill will go.
If he didn’t get a fair trial then he didn’t get a fair trial and we all start over. If he did then he’s in jail for the rest of his natural.
Shrug, this is just the way that we do it. And the reason we do it for the scumbags is because we want it to be done with us if our turn comes to be tried. Really, it’s very, very, simple.