Jailed Al-Qaeda chief who 'had links to 7/7 London bombers' gets £800,000 in legal aid

Mail Online | 2/10/2019 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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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.

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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.

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The 43-year-old, who was arrested in Pakistan, became the first person in the UK convicted of directing a terrorist organisation.

A freedom of information request has revealed the extremist received £782,407 in legal fees, as reported by The Sun on Sunday.

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The fees include £589,667 for a barrister and lawyers, £121,892 for an appeal against a failed conviction in 2011, as well as £60,435 for a civil action.

MP David Davies described the payments as an 'outrage.'

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Ahmed, who is thought to have links to the 7/7 terrorists, has a parole hearing next month.

Ahmed lost an appeal against conviction...
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