Convicted al Qaeda terrorist tries to get 'human rights' release from EU
One of Britain’s most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists is seeking to have his conviction overturned on human rights grounds, The Telegraph can disclose.The EU court has some real "human rights wackos" on it that have blocked deportation of known terrorist. The Brits should just no longer allow appeals to this group.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the ringleader of a suicide plot which could have killed 10,000 people, has gone to the European Court of Human Rights to claim his human rights were infringed by publicity before he was convicted of conspiracy to murder.
He alleges the jury would have been prejudiced by media coverage of a previous trial.
That trial included the disclosure that Ali had recorded a “suicide video” saying his plot to bring down airliners with liquid bombs disguised as soft drinks was intended to “teach a lesson” non-Muslims “will never forget”.
He is currently serving a life sentence for leading the liquid bomb plot. Investigating and prosecuting the conspiracy has already cost the taxpayer more than £100 million, and Ali’s legal challenge will push the bill even higher.
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, said the case highlighted why there was an urgent need for reforms to human rights laws - and how the Strasbourg court was increasingly willing to interfere in Britain’s justice system.
“This is yet a further example of why things cannot go on as they are,” he said.
“It is unacceptable to have a situation in which claims to the European Court of Human Rights are actually being used to undermine our justice system.