Brothers of 21/7 bombers in court

Superficially, at least, the similarities between the events of 7th July and 21st July were frightening. But, on the 21st, the 'bombers' had no bombs (i.e. no secondary explosives), just detonators and their intention was only to 'scare people' as part of a 'demonstrative act': "The jury were told a further charge of conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life, faced by each man, was now being left off the indictment." - BBC

Brothers of 21/7 bombers in court

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Oct 4 2007, 08:51 AM #1

Brothers of 21/7 bombers in court
13 hours ago
Press Association


The brothers of two of the failed July 21 London bombers "actively assisted" them after the attacks, a court has heard.

The brothers of Ramzi Mohammed and Hussein Osman are among five men accused of providing safehouses for the would-be bombers after the incident.

At Kingston Crown Court, they are charged with 27 counts of failing to disclose information about terrorism.
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Oct 4 2007, 10:20 AM #2

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Another strange Google/Press Association link

Let's see how much coverage this court case gets.

XHIBIT court link for the trial of:
ABDUL SHERIF
ISMAIL ABDURAMNAN
MUHEDIN ALI
SIRAJ YASSIN ABDULLAH ALI
WHABI MOHAMMED

at Kingston Crown Court

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World News
5 accused of helping would-be suicide bombers hide from police© AP
2007-10-03 22:59:27 -


LONDON (AP) - Five men provided Al-Qaida-inspired bomb plotters with safe houses, passports, clothing and food as they hid from police after a failed terrorist attack on London's transit system in 2005, a British prosecutor said Wednesday.
Siraj Ali, 32, Muhedin Ali, 29, Ismail Abdurahman, 25, Wahbi Mohammed, 25, and Abdul Sherif, 30 are accused of helping the would-be suicide bombers evade authorities after their botched attempt to blow themselves up on three subway trains and a double-decker bus on July 21, 2005.
Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed, and Hussain Osman went into hiding after their explosive-filled rucksacks failed to explode. They were not all caught until July 29 of that year.
In the interim, the defendants, two of whom were related to the plotters, helped them avoid detection by hiding evidence, finding them places to stay, and passing them travel documents, the prosecutor said.
Prosecutor Max Hill said Sherif lent his brother Osman his passport, who used it to flee the country on a Eurostar train. Osman was staying with Abdurahman before he left the country, Hill said.

Hill accused Wahbi Mohammed, Ramzi's brother, of being with the plotters before they left on the morning of the 21st, and of taking Ramzi's suicide letter.
Siraj Ali lived in an apartment above where Omar lived and was also a close associate of Ibrahim, Hill said, adding that handwritten documents relating to the construction of the bombs were found at Siraj Ali's address.
Hill said Muhedin Ali removed extremist material from Osman's apartment the night before the attacks, and offered him a safe house in London after they failed.

PR-Inside.com (Austria)
Some verification of all the J21 arrests dates/locations would be useful in analysing the reports of this case.
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Oct 4 2007, 10:43 AM #3

The Antagonist @ Oct 4 2007, 08:51 AM wrote:
Brothers of 21/7 bombers in court
13 hours ago
Press Association


The brothers of two of the failed July 21 London bombers "actively assisted" them after the attacks, a court has heard.

The brothers of Ramzi Mohammed and Hussein Osman are among five men accused of providing safehouses for the would-be bombers after the incident.

At Kingston Crown Court, they are charged with 27 counts of failing to disclose information about terrorism.
Kingston Upon Thames
Court Number Case Number Name Current Status
Court 1
T20077409
T20077410
T20077411
T20077412
T20077413

ABDUL SHERIF
ISMAIL ABDURAMNAN
MUHEDIN ALI
SIRAJ YASSIN ABDULLAH ALI
WHABI MOHAMMED

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Oct 4 2007, 12:49 PM #4

Brothers accused of aiding failed bomb plot

THE brothers of two of the failed July 21 bombers were among five men who "actively assisted" them in the aftermath of the attacks, a court has been told.
The group, all living in London, helped the bombers evade detection by providing safehouses and passports as well as clothing and food as they hid from authorities, it was claimed.

Four of the five also had prior knowledge of the failed attempts to detonate explosive devices on the underground and bus networks but didn't tell police, it is alleged.

The men, including the brothers of bombers Ramzi Mohammed and Hussein Osman, are standing trial at Kingston Crown Court.

The five in the dock are Siraj Ali, 32, from Enfield, North London, Muhedin Ali, 29, of Ladbroke Grove, Ismail Abdurahman, 25, from Lambeth, Wahbi Mohammed, 25, from Stockwell and Abdul Sherif, 30, Stockwell.

Between them they face 27 counts of failing to disclose information about terrorism and assisting an offender.

Max Hill, prosecuting, told the jury that Muktah Ibrahim, Hussein Osman, Yassin Omar nd Ramzi Mohammed were all found guilty of conspiracy to murder following a six-month trial at Woolwich Crown Court earlier this year.

He said that the five defendants in this case are all originally from Africa but had been living in London for some years.

He said: "Had the bombers successfully and completely detonated the bombs on busy trains that day there would have been carnage and mass murder.

"It follows that armed with that prior knowledge four of these defendants could have attempted to prevent the attacks which, but for the shortcomings in the production of the explosive devices, would have killed and injured many people."

The four failed bombers were jailed for life in July. They tried to detonate rucksack bombs packed an explosive mix of hydrogen peroxide and chapatti flour, but they failed to explode.

The trial continues.
Last Updated: 04 October 2007 9:49 AM
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Oct 4 2007, 12:54 PM #5

5 accused of helping would-be suicide bombers hide from police
The Associated Press
Published: October 3, 2007

LONDON: Five men provided Al-Qaida-inspired bomb plotters with safe houses, passports, clothing and food as they hid from police after a failed terrorist attack on London's transit system in 2005, a British prosecutor said Wednesday.

Siraj Ali, 32, Muhedin Ali, 29, Ismail Abdurahman, 25, Wahbi Mohammed, 25, and Abdul Sherif, 30 are accused of helping the would-be suicide bombers evade authorities after their botched attempt to blow themselves up on three subway trains and a double-decker bus on July 21, 2005.

Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed, and Hussain Osman went into hiding after their explosive-filled rucksacks failed to explode. They were not all caught until July 29 of that year.

In the interim, the defendants, two of whom were related to the plotters, helped them avoid detection by hiding evidence, finding them places to stay, and passing them travel documents, the prosecutor said.

Prosecutor Max Hill said Sherif lent his brother Osman his passport, who used it to flee the country on a Eurostar train. Osman was staying with Abdurahman before he left the country, Hill said.

Hill accused Wahbi Mohammed, Ramzi's brother, of being with the plotters before they left on the morning of the 21st, and of taking Ramzi's suicide letter.

Siraj Ali lived in an apartment above where Omar lived and was also a close associate of Ibrahim, Hill said, adding that handwritten documents relating to the construction of the bombs were found at Siraj Ali's address.

Hill said Muhedin Ali removed extremist material from Osman's apartment the night before the attacks, and offered him a safe house in London after they failed.
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Oct 4 2007, 01:51 PM #6

A BBC report from January 2006 (the time of the arrest/charging of Muhedin Ali)
Last Updated: Friday, 27 January 2006, 17:13 GMT 

Man charged over failed bombings 

A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with the alleged attempted bombings in London on 21 July.

Muhedin Ali, of Chesterton Road, west London, is accused of assisting one of the suspects in the attempted bombings, Hussain Osman, to evade arrest.

He is also charged with failing to disclose information about Mr Osman, and will appear before magistrates in central London on Saturday.

The failed attacks took place two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people.

Tube attack

Mr Osman, 27, is charged with offences including the attempted murder of Tube passengers at Shepherd's Bush and conspiracy to murder.

Three other men face the same charges as Ethiopian-born Mr Osman, in relation to an attempt to bomb three Tube trains and a bus.

They are Ibrahim Muktar Said, Yassin Hassan Omar and Ramzi Mohamed. A fifth man is charged with conspiracy to murder.

Seventeen people have been charged in total, mostly with offences of helping suspects to evade arrest or withholding information from police.

The principle defendants are expected to stand trial in the autumn.

The charges faced by Mr Ali are:

that between 21 July and 28 July he had information which "he knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of Hussain Osman in the United Kingdom" and that he failed to disclose it, contrary to Section 38B of the Terrorism Act 2000.

that "without lawful authority or reasonable excuse", he assisted Hussein Osman to evade arrests "knowing or believing" that Osman had committed offences of attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and offences contrary to the Explosive Substances Act on July 21.


The failed 21 July attacks took place two weeks to the day after four suicide bombers killed 52 passengers on the London transport network.

source:BBC
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Oct 4 2007, 02:56 PM #7

Possible alternatives for Abdul Sherif are Wahid Adus Issac, Sherif Ismail and Sherif Ismail Abdul Hai and Abdulhai Isaaac
Two of Issac's brothers still live in Italy, where the family moved from Ethiopia between 1989 and 1991.

Remzi and Fehti Adus Issac, 35 and 44 respectively, remain in Italian custody accused of terrorism, or harbouring or hiding false or other identity documents in connection with their brother's arrest.
 
London bombings

Remzi has an Eritrean souvenir shop in Rome. There, police are reported to have found, hidden, a British passport in the name of another brother, Sherif Ismail, which is thought to have been used by Hamdi Issac to escape from London.

A brother named by Italian police as Wahid Adus Issac was said to have gone from Italy to live in Britain with Hamdi in 1996.

Another brother, Abdulhai, went to Canada, also as a refugee, where he has children.

British police have made a number of raids in connection with the escape of Issac to Italy. Armed officers arrested a man at a council flat on the Stockwell Garden estate in south London, close to the flat where Issac lived with his partner and three children.

They also raided a former address where Issac lived in nearby South Lambeth Road. Neighbours said they knew the occupant as "Sherif" and he spoke Italian.

Luisa Santos, 32, who runs a nearby cafe, said: "Sherif used to come in every day for about four years. I think he worked as a security guard. He dressed in western dress and was polite and friendly."
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