Briton convicted of 2006 plot to blow up aircraft
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 00:23
London: A Briton who was part of a terror cell run from Pakistan, was on Wednesday found guilty of conspiracy to murder over a foiled plot to blow up passenger jets bound for North America in 2006.

Adam Khatib, 22, was convicted by a majority of 11 jurors to one following an eight-week trial at the Woolwich Crown Court here.

Khatib was accused of conspiring with Abdulla Ahmed Ali, who was the mastermind behind the plot.

Ali was jailed for a minimum of 40 years in September after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to murder by planning suicide attacks on mid-air transatlantic aircraft.

Three other men, Assad Sarwar, Tanvir Hussain and Umar Islam, were also convicted in September of playing key roles in the plot.

Prosecutors said Khatib had been prepared to help Ali although they acknowledged he may not have known all details of the plan.

New restrictions for air passengers, including prohibition on taking liquids on board, were instituted after the plot was uncovered.


First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 00:23

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