Sunday, August 07, 2005

Warren Street 'bomber' charged

Yassin Omar, one of the alleged would-be suicide bombers, has been charged with conspiracy to murder London transport passengers and possessing an explosive substance it has been reported [BBC]. Earlier it emerged that one of the alleged bombers had been reported to the police but no action was taken. Hussain Osman was named as an extremist troublemaker and reported to the police two years ago, Channel Four News reported Friday night. Several other media outlets were reporting the story today in which it is alleged that Osman was accused of inciting racial and religious hatred among the community, of harassment, intimidation and threats. The complaint was made in July 2003 by a South London Mosque - but they were told the police's hands were tied. Extradition proceedings are still pending. Meanwhile, three men have been charged for failing to disclose information about the failed London bombings were remanded in custody. Under tight security Shadi Abdel Gadir, 22, and Omar Nagmeloin Almagboul, 20, both of Dyke Road, Brighton, and Mohamed Kabashi, 23, of Mary Magdalene Road, Brighton, appeared at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court in central London. All had been arrested in Brighton on the 31st July. On Friday, Hussain Osman’s wife and sister-in-law denied failing to disclose information about the suspect. Yeshiemebet Girma, 29, and Mulumebet Girma, 21, are alleged to have withheld details about the suspected failed Shepherd's Bush attacker Hussain Osman. Bow Street Magistrate's Court was told that Yeshiemebet was the wife of Osman, also known as Hamdi. And in 'Breaking News' the Sunday Telegraph has reported a connection with the bombers and Saudi Arabia. According to the paper "Two senior al-Qaeda operatives in Saudi Arabia made money transfers and used coded text messages to communicate with suspected terrorists in Britain before last month's attacks in London, according to officials in the kingdom."
[00:25 07/08/2005]

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