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Airline bomb plot: the verdicts

The accused men
All eight men denied conspiring to blow up planes

Three years after their arrest, verdicts have been handed down on eight men accused of planning to detonate home-made bombs, disguised as soft drinks, on passenger flights.

Of the eight, three have been found guilty of plotting to blow up the planes above the Atlantic.

The verdicts listed here follow one of the UK's longest terror inquiries into what would have been the most serious British-based terrorist attack of modern times.

  • Abdulla Ahmed Ali - guilty of airline plot
  • Assad Sarwar - guilty of airline plot
  • Tanvir Hussain - guilty of airline plot
  • All the above were found guilty by a majority of 11 to one


  • Ibrahim Savant - not guilty of airline plot
  • Arafat Khan - not guilty of airline plot
  • Waheed Zaman - not guilty of airline plot
  • Umar Islam - no verdict reached on airline charge; guilty of general conspiracy to murder
  • Donald Stewart-Whyte - not guilty of airline plot; not guilty of general conspiracy to murder

The sentencing of the men is expected to take place on Monday.



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