3 November 2008
A British Muslim man was an important member of al-Qaeda with a terrorist contacts book that had sections written in invisible ink, a court has heard. Rangzieb Ahmed, 33, of Manchester, denies directing terrorism and being a member of al-Qaeda. The prosecution at Manchester Crown Court alleged he was assisted by Habib Ahmed, 28, a city taxi driver.
2 July 2008
A suspected airline bomb plotter’s wife has told a jury she gave police a false name and lied to protect her fugitive husband’s identity. Zora Siddique said she had initially given her cousin’s name to officers and had failed to reveal Mohammed Gulzar’s identity because he was a wanted man. Prosecutors allege that Mr Gulzar and others plotted to smuggle liquid bombs disguised as drinks on to planes.
7 April 2008
Eight men have been convicted for their involvement in terrorism training camps in the UK – including those attended by the men responsible for the failed suicide bombings of 21 July 2005. The prosecution began after police and MI5 launched a major covert operation, including placing an undercover officer at the heart of the group they were investigating.