Bomb plot jury resume deliberations
The jury in the trial of three Muslim men accused of plotting with the ringleader of a conspiracy to launch suicide attacks on transatlantic passenger aircraft began its fifth day of deliberations today.
Adam Khatib, 22, Mohammed Shamin Uddin, 39, and Nabeel Hussain, 25, are accused of meeting Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the leader of a plot to blow up passenger jets.
Opening the case on October 6 at Woolwich Crown Court in south London, prosecutor Peter Wright QC told the jury each of the trio "was prepared to help in the commission of terrorist acts and indeed did so".
Ali was jailed for a minimum of 40 years in September after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to murder.
Three other men, Assad Sarwar, Tanvir Hussain and Umar Islam, were also convicted of playing key roles in the plot.
Khatib, of Walthamstow, east London, is accused of conspiracy to murder by plotting with Ali, the three other convicted men and "persons unknown".
Uddin, of Stoke Newington, north London, is accused of preparing for terrorism by meeting Ali on July 19 2006.
He is also accused of researching or permitting research to be carried out into the use and purchase of hydrogen peroxide, plus possessing materials that could be used for terrorism.
Hussain, of Chingford, east London, is accused of preparing for terrorism by meeting Ali twice in July 2006.
He is also accused of possessing several items, namely a will, mobile phones and a £25,000 loan application, for use in terrorism.
All three men deny the offences.
Giving evidence in their defence during the trial, each of the three men said Ali was simply a friend.
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