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Beyond Belief? 20:55 - Feb 10 with 1110 viewsA_Saint_in_Stoke

Can ANYONE justify this decision?
How is this allowed to happen? when there are so many others in financial difficulties!

Jailed Al-Qaeda chief who 'had links to 7/7 London bombers' gets £800,000 in legal aid to appeal his conviction
Rangzieb Ahmed, 43, jailed for life at Manchester Crown Court in 2008
The jury heard Ahmed headed a three-man Al-Qaeda cell planning murder
Ahmed the first person in the UK convicted of directing a terrorist organization
FOI request reveals he has received extensive taxpayer-funded legal fees

A convicted Al-Qaeda terrorist has received nearly £800,000 in legal aid fees to appeal his conviction.
The jury heard that he headed a three-man Al Qaeda cell which was preparing to commit mass murder.
Ahmed was jailed for life with a minimum term of ten years after the Manchester Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of being a member of Al Qaeda with his associate, Manchester taxi driver Habib Ahmed.
The 43-year-old, who was arrested in Pakistan, became the first person in the UK convicted of directing a terrorist organization.

A freedom of information request has revealed the extremist received £782,407 in legal fees, as reported by The Sun on Sunday.

The fees include £589,667 for a barrister and lawyers, £121,892 for an appeal against a failed conviction in 2011, as well as £60,435 for a civil action.

MP David Davies described the payments as an 'outrage.'

Ahmed, who is thought to have links to the 7/7 terrorists, has a parole hearing next month.
Ahmed lost an appeal against conviction in 2011 after he claimed that police and the security services had earlier allowed him to leave Britain for Pakistan while he was under surveillance, knowing that he would be mistreated.

Ahmed was jailed for life with a minimum term of ten years after the Manchester Crown Court (pictured) after a jury found him guilty of being a member of Al Qaeda with his associate, Manchester taxi driver Habib Ahmed.
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Beyond Belief? on 21:05 - Feb 10 with 1084 viewsKennington

No as to my knowledge no member on here is a criminal lawyer, legal aid specialist or works for the CPS. Without those backgrounds it’s likely any further post will simply be speculation. On the face of it it seems impossible to justify.

By the way Stoke, what’s with your weird capitalisation thing?

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Beyond Belief? on 15:43 - Feb 11 with 772 viewsBaselSaint

Simple answer - the ECHR in Strasbourg makes us do it and May and her Left-wing cronies don't have the balls to refuse. All cowardly little s hits.

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Beyond Belief? on 09:48 - Feb 17 with 588 viewsA_Saint_in_Stoke

Beyond Belief? on 15:43 - Feb 11 by BaselSaint

Simple answer - the ECHR in Strasbourg makes us do it and May and her Left-wing cronies don't have the balls to refuse. All cowardly little s hits.


Seems about right BaselSaint.
Rangzieb Ahmed, 43, jailed for life at Manchester Crown Court in 2008.
This is not just hearsay - he had been convicted, for god sake!!!!!!!!!! ........... Why should he have ANY RIGHTS?

How about " The Rights " of the innocent people who were maimed, and also who lost their lives as a result of scum like this. Hopefully, one day soon without the f'ing EU interfering - we may "grow a pair " and re-balance these sorts of situations ...... WHY do people who get to France - not wish to stay in France as the EU has directed ..... and head directly for the UK - ................. COZ THEY KNOW WE ARE A SOFT TOUCH as illustrated above!

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Beyond Belief? on 17:46 - Feb 17 with 461 viewsOccasional_Showers

The truth is it’s designed so it’s allowed to happen. It’s been carefully put in place by establishment politicians as a way for their establishment lawyer friends to syphon off money that has been collected in taxes. If it’s brought up the establishment politicians will be publicly horrified by it but AMAZINGLY they never get around to fixing it. In short it’s bollocks, but not worth getting worked up about because it’ll never change.
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