“Jailed Al-Qaeda chief who ‘had links to 7/7 London bombers’ gets £800,000 in legal aid to appeal his conviction,” by Joe Middleton, Mailonline, February 10, 2019:
A convicted Al-Qaeda terrorist has received nearly £800,000 in legal aid fees to appeal his conviction.
Rangzieb Ahmed, 43, was jailed for life at Manchester Crown Court in 2008 for directing terrorism.
The jury heard that he headed a three-man Al Qaeda cell which was preparing to commit mass murder.
Ahmed was jailed for life with a minimum term of ten years after the Manchester Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of being a member of Al Qaeda with his associate, Manchester taxi driver Habib Ahmed.