Alleged Al-Qaeda men appearvia video link at city crown court.
Seven alleged Al-Qaeda terrorists appeared via video link at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday. The men are accused of plotting terrorist activities in Britain and the USA with Dhiran Barot, 34, who admitted being the architect of the plot and was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in November. Barot suggested blowing up a train in a tunnel under the Thames to rupture the river and cause mass chaos. Judge Mr Justice Butterfield said the men would go on trial for conspiracy to murder at Woolwich Crown Court in April.
Omar Abdul Rehman, 22, of Bushey, Zia Ul Haq, 27, of Paddington, Abdul Aziz Jalil, 33, of Luton, Nadeem Tarmohammed, 28, of Willesden, Mohammed Naveed Bhatti, 26, of Harrow, Quaisar Shaffi, 27, of Willesden and Junade Feroze, 30, of Blackburn, all deny conspiracy to murder. They appeared on video-link from Belmarch, Woodhill, and Wakefield prisons.