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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 18:14 GMT
Top extremist recruiter is jailed



One of the largest counter-terrorism trials in the UK has ended with men convicted of involvement in training camps around the country. Full details on the convictions and sentences at Woolwich Crown Court.

Mohammed Hamid, 50, of Hackney, east London, was the leader of the training camps. He was found guilty of three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of providing terrorist training. He was found not guilty of two counts of soliciting murder, one count of providing weapons training and possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist. Hamid was jailed on 7 March 2008 under special Imprisonment for Public Protection powers. The judge said Hamid should serve seven-and-a-half years - but cannot be released until he has reformed.

Atilla Ahmet, 43, of Bromley, Kent, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey in September 2007 to three counts of soliciting to murder in connection with Hamid's camps and home talks. Other charges were to lie on file. Ahmet was sentenced to six years and 11 months.

Kibley da Costa, 24, of south-west London was found guilty of providing terrorist training, two counts of attending terrorist training and one count of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist. He was sentenced to four years and 11 months.

Mohammed Al-Figari, 44, of east London was found guilty of two counts of attending terrorist training and two counts of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist. He was found not guilty of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist. He was sentenced to four years and two months.

Kader Ahmed, 20, Found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on 20/2/08 of two counts of attending terrorist training. He was found not guilty on one count of attending terrorist training. He was sentenced to three years and eight months.

Two men who were to be tried separately entered pleas on Tuesday morning:

Yassin Mutegombwa, 22, of Norwood, south-east London, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attending a terrorist training camp. He was sentenced to three years and five months.

Mohammed Kyriacou, 18, of south east London pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attending a terrorist training camp. He was sentenced to three years and five months.

In an earlier trial, Hassan Mutegombwa, 20, the brother of Yassin, was found guilty of seeking funding for terrorism overseas while attending one of the camps. He was jailed for 10 years.





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