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Siddique terrorism charges in detail

Mohammed Atif Siddique
Mohammed Atif Siddique was jailed for eight years in 2007

A Scottish student has been released after his conviction on a terrorism charge was overturned by Appeal Court judges.

Mohammed Atif Siddique, 24, a student from Alva, Clackmannanshire, was found guilty of the charge after a trial in 2007.

But appeal judges said in January the conviction amounted to a miscarriage of justice.

He remains convicted of three other charges - two related to terrorism and one to a breach of the peace.

CHARGE UNDER TERRORISM ACT 2000

Charge of possessing articles giving rise to "reasonable suspicion" that possession was for a purpose connected with "commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism".
Conviction overturned

CHARGE UNDER TERRORISM ACT 2000

Charge of setting up websites linking to documents providing instructions on weaponry and explosives.
Conviction stands

CHARGE UNDER TERRORISM ACT 2006

Charge of circulating terrorist publications online to "encourage, induce or assist the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism".
Conviction stands

CHARGE UNDER BREACH OF THE PEACE

Charge of showing images of suicide bombers, murders and beheadings to fellow students, threatening to be a suicide bomber and to carry out terrorism.
Conviction stands



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