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21 July plotter's fiancee jailed

Fardosa Abdullahi and Yassin Omar
Fardosa Abdullahi's fiance Yassin Omar was jailed for life in 2007

Fardosa Abdullahi, the fiancee of 21 July bomb plotter Yassin Omar, has been jailed for helping him to escape dressed in her mother's burka.

Omar and three others attempted to detonate rucksack bombs on three Tube trains and a bus on 21 July 2005.

CCTV footage at Omar's trial showed the 6ft 2in man wearing the burka. He had also shaved his arms to look feminine and was carrying a white handbag.

Abdullahi, 20, admitted helping him escape and was jailed for three years.

Her conviction brings to an end the trials of the 16 people who either admitted or were convicted of charges connected to the attempted 21 July 2005 attacks on London's transport system.

Abdullahi is now pregnant and has a long history of mental illness, but Judge Paul Worsley rejected a plea that she should be spared jail.

He said: "The message must go out that this court will not go soft on those who assist terrorists even those who are young, vulnerable and under pressure, as you undoubtedly were."

CCTV footage of Yassin Omar fleeing London in a veil

Omar, 26, along with Muktar Ibrahim, 29, Ramzi Mohammed, 25, and Hussain Osman, 28, were jailed for life in July last year.

Among the other accomplices who were tried and convicted were Osman's wife Yeshi Girma who knew of the plot, and five men who provided the plotters with safe houses, passports, clothing and food.

Those involved in the 21 July bomb plot were:

  • Failed bombers: Muktar Ibrahim, Ramzi Mohammed, Hussain Osman, Yassin Omar. Jailed for minimum 40 years.
  • Fifth bomber: Manfo Asiedu. Lost his nerve and dumped bomb in woodland. Jailed for 33 years.
  • Adel Yahya. Jailed for six years and nine months.
  • Helped plotters: Wahbi Mohammed, Abdul Sherif, Siraj Ali, Muhedin Ali, Ismail Abdurahman. Jailed for between 17 and seven years
  • Wives and girlfriends: Yeshi Girma, Hussain Osman's wife. Jailed for 15 years. Her brother Esayas Girma and sister Mulu Girma were jailed for 10 years. Mulu's boyfriend Mohamed Kabashi was jailed for 10 years. Fardosa Abdullahi, Yassin Omar's fiancee. Jailed for three years.





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