Monday, March 10, 2008

UK - Man pleads guilty to terror charge

A man has pleaded guilty to possessing an al-Qaeda training manual contained on a CD-ROM. Khalid Khaliq is likely to receive a 2 year sentence, the maximum tariff that can be imposed for such an offence. Leeds Crown court heard that the disc was recovered during a raid on Khaliq’s home shortly after the suicide bomb attacks on London’s transport system in July 2005. He was one of several individuals photographed during a canoeing holiday in the Lake District [The Sun]. In the same photograph a number of other terror suspects are depicted including the some of those involved in the bombings of 7th July 2005. Khalid Khaliq, a 35 year old man from Beeston in Leeds, was one of four people arrested on 9 May in West Yorkshire and Birmingham by anti-terrorism officers investigating the 7/7 bombings. The other three, Hasina Patel, the widow of 7/7 ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan, her brother Arshad Patel and Imran Motala, were released without charge in May 2007.

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