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Ten in court over failed bombings
Bow St Magistrates' Court
The ten face charges relating to 21 July attacks
Ten people accused of withholding information about those suspected of the failed 21 July bomb attacks on London have appeared in court.

Six have also been accused of assisting a person to evade arrest. They included the wife of Shepherd's Bush bomb suspect Hussain Osman, and her sister.

Yeshiemebet Girma, 29, of Stockwell, south London, appeared in court with her sister Mulumebet Girma, 21.

They were at Bow Street Magistrates' Court and later remanded in custody.

Rome prison

Also in court was Ismael Abdurahman, 29, of Kennington, who was accused on Thursday of failing to disclose information about three men suspected of trying to bomb Tubes and a bus.

He had previously been charged with failing to disclose information about Hussain Osman.

Mr Abdurahman, who was charged with helping bomb suspect Mr Osman to evade arrest, will next appear before the Old Bailey.

21 JULY PLOT ACCUSED
Ibrahim Muktar Said, aged 27
Ramzi Mohamed, aged 23
Yassin Hassan Omar, aged 24
Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, aged 32

Mr Osman remains in a Rome prison where he is being questioned by British detectives who claim he tried to blow up Shepherd's Bush Tube.

Police want to extradite him to the UK, but he may also face charges in Italy.

Withholding information

Shadi Sami Abdel Gadir, 22, of Brighton, appeared in court, charged with failing to disclose information that may help police investigating an act of terrorism.

And on Thursday he was accused of assisting Mr Osman in evading arrest.

The others accused of withholding information were:

  • Abdul Sharif, 28, of Stockwell, south London. He faces two charges of failing to disclose information about Mr Osman and Oval Tube bomb suspect Ramzi Mohamed. He was remanded in custody to appear before the same court on 18 August

  • Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali, 30, of New Southgate, London. He is charged with assisting Hackney bus bomb suspect Ibrahim Muktar Said in evading arrest. And he is accused of failing to disclose information about Mr Said and suspected Warren Street bomber Yassin Omar

  • Wharbi Mohammed, 22, of Notting Hill, London. He was charged with failing to disclose information about both Mr Said and Mr Omar

  • Asias Girma, 20, of Stockwell, London. Mr Girma, has been charged with helping his brother in law, Mr Osman, and helping him to evade arrest

  • Mohamed Kabashi, 23, of Brighton. He has been accused of failing to disclose information about Mr Osman and helping him to avoid arrest

  • Omar Almagboul, 20, of Brighton. He was also charged with the same offences as Mr Kabashi and Mr Girma, again in regards to Mr Osman.

With the exception of Mr Sharif, who will appear at Bow Street Magistrates' court on 18 August, those who appeared in court have been remanded in custody until 17 November.

Their next court appearance will be at the Old Bailey.

An inquiry into whether Mr Osman, also known as Hamdi Issac, should face international terror charges in Italy is under way.

Hussain Osman , also known as Hamdi Isaac
Police want to extradite Hussain Osman

Britain's extradition request will be considered at a hearing in Rome next week.

The extradition process is expected to take up to three months.

Bomb suspects Ibrahim Muktar Said, 27, Yassin Hassan Omar, 24, and Ramzi Mohamed, 23, appeared before magistrates on Bow Street magistrates sitting at Belmarsh high security prison in south-east London, on Monday.

They are charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives.

One charge faced by Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 32, relates to an unexploded device found two days after the bomb attempts.

The four men - who are also charged with conspiracy to murder - were remanded in custody for three months and will next appear in court on 14 November.




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