Fertiliser bomb plotter's brothers missing

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Fertiliser bomb plotter's brothers missing

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24 May 2007, 09:10 #1

Fertiliser bomb plotter's brothers missing

By Martin Beckford
Last Updated: 2:19am BST 24/05/2007

Two brothers of a member of the fertiliser bomb gang and another man are on the run after breaching anti-terrorism control orders, it emerged last night.
 

Missing: brothers Lamine and Ibrahim Adam, and Cerie Bullivant

Their disappearances mean that more than a third of those under the controversial orders imposed by the Home Office are now missing.

Lamine Adam, 26, and Ibrahim Adam, 20, are brothers of Anthony Garcia, 24, who was jailed for life last month for his role in the al-Qa'eda-linked plot to launch a deadly series of attacks on nightclubs and shopping centres.

Garcia, an aspiring male model from Essex who listened to rap music and admitted he was an "Ali G character", went to a terror training camp in Pakistan with 7/7 mastermind Mohammed Sidique Khan. He bought the 1,300lb of fertiliser intended for the explosive device and was a key fundraiser.

His Algerian-born older brother Lamine, who was a Tube driver, and younger brother Ibrahim failed to contact a monitoring company on Monday as part of the terms of their control orders, which are forms of house arrest imposed on those suspected of involvement in terrorism.

During the fertiliser bomb trial, jurors at the Old Bailey heard that Lamine had allegedly been involved in the bomb plot. The former al-Qa'eda agent turned supergrass Mohammed Junaid Babar told the court that a Briton known as Uniboy was asking around for a formula for making a bomb while he was in Pakistan.

Babar said: "He said he wanted to do something with someone else, as far as making a bomb and hitting a nightclub." Asked who with, he replied: "Garcia's older brother Lamine."

Another man under a control order who is linked to the brothers, 24-year-old British-born Cerie Bullivant, failed to report to a local police station on Tuesday morning. Police are trying to trace the men and last night took the unusual step of naming them and releasing their photos.

Three other men under control orders, two British citizens and an Iraqi, have been missing since the start of the year and with only 17 people under the restrictions, more than a third are now missing.

The Home Office has previously prevented the media from printing the names or photos of the three other missing men, one of whom had links to Garcia and the fertiliser bomb gang.

David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said: "People are placed on control orders on the basis they are terror suspects who pose a serious risk to the public. Therefore, it is shocking that yet another three have absconded.

"John Reid's primary responsibility is the protection of the public. This consistent yet gravely dangerous failure to carry out that duty continues to threaten the safety of the public."

Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "This is yet another hammer blow for the increasingly discredited system of control orders."

Peter Clarke, the head of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, said he hoped the public could help trace the missing men. He said: "It is possible that the public can help us to trace them. They have breached the conditions of their control orders, which is a serious crime.

"We know that Lamine Adam, Ibrahim Adam and Cerie Bullivant are associates and may well be together. I am asking members of the public who actually see these men not to approach them, but to call 999 immediately."

A Home Office spokesman confirmed: "The Home Secretary, on police operational advice, today approached the High Court requesting that anonymity be lifted in order to assist with their investigation. The Home Secretary will make a written statement to parliament tomorrow."

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If there was evidence against them why weren't they tried with the others?
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24 May 2007, 09:22 #2

Suspects planned to attack UK troops

May 24, 2007

The three terror suspects on control orders who absconded this week were suspected of planning attacks on British troops abroad.

Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of anti-terrorism laws, told the BBC the security services believe the men wanted to target British troops in Iraq or elsewhere.

"These three men were the subject of solid intelligence that they intended, not to cause damage in the UK, but that they intended to damage our national security by going as insurgents to kill British and other allied troops abroad," he said.

Home Secretary John Reid will issue a statement later on Thursday.

Scotland Yard said it was hunting the missing men, named as Lamine Adam, 26, Ibrahim Adam, 20, and Cerie Bullivant, 24, after they failed to contact a monitoring company or report to a local police station.

The Adam brothers, who were both born in Algeria and were described as of North African origin, are brothers of Anthony Garcia, jailed last month for plotting al Qaeda-inspired bomb attacks across Britain using fertiliser-based explosives.

Bullivant, born in Britain, was said to be a known associate of the men.

Suspects under control orders are usually entitled to anonymity because they have not been convicted of a crime.

The announcement, following the disappearances of at least two other suspects last year, was another embarrassing blow for the Home Office.

It means that more than a quarter of those subject to the orders -- imposed on suspects who are not charged with a crime -- are now missing.

The orders, under which suspects are electronically tagged and subjected to a range of restrictions, were brought in after courts threw out Prime Minister Tony Blair's measures to jail suspects indefinitely without charge.

"This is yet another hammer blow for the increasingly discredited system of control orders," said Nick Clegg, home affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservatives, who support the orders, said the government was nonetheless failing to keep the public safe.

Terrorism suspects can no longer be jailed without charge but, under the orders, can be subjected to a range of measures ranging up to virtual house arrest.

Suspects are frequently confined to their homes for much of the day, required to wear electronic tags, obliged to check in with police, forbidden to use computers or telephones and banned from meeting people without permission.

The orders must be imposed by a special court, but the suspects are not permitted to see evidence against them and the authorities do not have to prove they are guilty of a crime.

Two other suspects on control orders who disappeared last year have not been found. According to the Home Office, 17 people are being monitored under the programme, including the three who absconded this week but not the two who fled last year.

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24 May 2007, 10:44 #3

Garcia, of Crevice fame:
Garcia, an aspiring male model from Essex who listened to rap music and admitted he was an "Ali G character", went to a terror training camp in Pakistan with 7/7 mastermind Mohammed Sidique Khan. He bought the 1,300lb of fertiliser intended for the explosive device and was a key fundraiser.
Hamdi Isaac / Hussain Osman of the 21/7 no-bombs bombers fame:
"He worshipped American rappers, Tupac, the Afro-American ghetto culture of the Bronx. He and his friends added the letter "g'' to the end of their names, "g" for gangster, or rather "gangsta" as in "Gangsta Paradise," a successful song at the time but Hamdi was not a violent person.
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25 May 2007, 09:28 #4

Terror suspect 'given bail twice'

One of the three terror suspects who went missing while on control orders was granted bail by a senior district judge on at least two occasions.

Cerie Bullivant, 24, appeared before Westminster magistrates on 23 January and 10 February charged with failure to comply with his control order.

On both dates, prosecutors asked for him to be jailed, but were refused.

Bullivant, Lamine Adam, 26, and his brother Ibrahim, 20, failed to report to police earlier this week.

The Adams' brother, Anthony Garcia, was one of five men jailed last month over a plot to make a fertiliser bomb.

As the hunt for the three men continued, Home Secretary John Reid said they were not a "direct threat" to people in the UK.

But he added: "They are dangerous and we can take nothing for granted."

Mr Reid also said ministers could suspend - or "derogate" from - parts of the European Convention on Human Rights to allow tougher control orders to be imposed in future.

"We will consider other options, which include derogation, if we have exhausted ways of overturning previous judgments on this issue," he said.

Earlier, security watchdog Lord Carlile said there was "solid evidence" the three men had wanted to join insurgents in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan "to kill British and other allied troops".

And Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said he could not guarantee they posed no threat to the British mainland.

"Nobody can be perfectly satisfied that they are not a risk to the public here, but the intelligence is pointing in another direction," he told the BBC.

Failure to report

Bullivant had previously appeared at the Old Bailey for breaching 13 conditions of his control order.

Listed as "AG", he appeared at the Old Bailey on 2 and 16 April this year and was next due to appear on 19 May.

He is understood to have been missing since Tuesday morning when he failed to report to his local police station.


Bullivant was captured on CCTV at Dagenham police station on 21 May

Two of the men were due to telephone a monitoring company on Monday evening, when it is believed they absconded, but failed to do so.

Six people have absconded from control orders since the system was introduced in 2005.

The Home Office said 17 people were currently subject to restrictions.

Legislation under the Prevention of Terrorism Act enables control orders - a type of house arrest - to be placed on those suspected of links to international terrorism.

'Discredited' system

Shadow home secretary David Davis said the government was guilty of a "gravely dangerous failure" that could "threaten the safety of the public".

Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Nick Clegg said a hammer blow had been delivered to the idea of control orders.

He called for a review of the "increasingly discredited" system.

Police described Lamine Adam as of north African origin, 6ft, slim, with a light complexion, short dark brown hair and last seen with a short beard.

Ibrahim Adam is also of north African origin, 6ft 2in, slim with a light complexion and short dark brown hair.

They said Cerie Bullivant was white, 5ft 7in, slim with receding brown hair and brown eyes. It is understood he recently cut his hair very short.

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WTF, it is implied that he failed to attend court on the 19th and then we see him entering a police station on the 21st. This is all a bit too convenient for Blair & Reid, they'll rush through their 'state of emergency' and then wander off into the sunset! I only hope these guys have disappeared and haven't been disappeared.

One for you Ant:
Listed as "AG"
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26 Jun 2007, 23:52 #5

Terror suspect appears in court



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Tuesday June 26, 2007 10:38 AM

A 24-year-old man who absconded while subject to an anti-terror control order has appeared in court after surrendering to police custody.

Ceri Bullivant, previously known as AG, appeared at the Old Bailey after handing himself in at Belgravia police station in London on Monday morning.

Clean-shaven and wearing a light-brown hooded top, Bullivant was remanded in custody for a further preparatory hearing. He faces 13 charges of breaching his control orders.

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�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

27 Jun 2007, 00:10 #6

Never let it be said the same news doesn't spread like a virus.
Terror suspect appears in court
1.37PM, Tue Jun 26 2007




A man who absconded while subject to an anti-terror control order has appeared in court after surrendering to police custody.

Ceri Bullivant, previously known as AG, appeared at the Old Bailey after handing himself in at Belgravia police station in London yesterday.

Clean-shaven and wearing a light-brown hooded top, Bullivant was remanded in custody for a further preparatory hearing.

He faces 13 charges of breaching his control orders.
He did well to get past all the CCTV cameras in central London and especially those in the vicinity of the domicile of el queenie.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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01 Jul 2007, 10:59 #7

Joining the dots:
The Prime Minister's new terrorism adviser, Lord Stevens, said last night: 'Make no mistake, this weekend's bomb attacks signal a major escalation by Islamic terrorists.' Meanwhile in London, a massive investigation into what could have been Britain's most deadly terror attack widened last night. Police and intelligence sources told The Observer that they were now investigating the existence of an Islamic terror cell in the capital. One major branch of the inquiry is tracking down a number of terror suspects who have slipped their control orders, a development that raises fresh questions over their effectiveness.

One man being sought is Lamine Adam, 26, who, in evidence at the recent Crevice terror trial that saw five jailed for plotting fertiliser bomb attacks in the UK, allegedly boasted of targeting nightclubs. One of the Mercedes cars involved in the attack was left outside the busy Tiger Tiger nightclub in Haymarket, in the centre of the West End. The other Mercedes was found in a nearby street.

Other men urgently wanted by police are his brother Ibrahim, 20, and Cerie Bullivant, 24, who have also evaded control orders. The government's independent reviewer of anti-terror legislation, Lord Carlile, has said that there is 'solid evidence' that the trio had wanted to join insurgents abroad and attack British troops serving in Iraq. Security sources said it remains 'possible' that the men were involved in the attempt to bring carnage to London.

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How long before they 'overplay' their hand?
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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