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Libyan jailed on terror charges
Al Bashir Mohammed al Faqih
Al Faqih was arrested a police raid in March 2006
A former member of a group seeking to overthrow the Libyan government has been jailed in the UK after admitting charges under the Terrorism Act.

Al Bashir Mohammed al Faqih, 47, of Hall Green, Birmingham, admitting possessing documents on how to make explosives and set up a terror cell.

He was arrested in March 2006 after a police raid on his home.

Al Faqih saw the material as a manifesto for resistance against Libya, Birmingham Crown Court was told.

The Metropolitan Police said al Faqih, a Libyan national, was a former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who wished to replace his country's government with a fundamentalist Islamic state.

In addition to bomb-making instructions on a CD-Rom, search teams also found books, documents and audio cassettes which could be construed as "jihadi" or radical, prosecutors said.

The court heard that al Faqih admitted handwriting a document on how to set up a terror cell.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.


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