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‘Sleeper’ jailed by British court over computer bomb files

(AFP) A man described by a judge as a terrorist sleeper who used his home computer to store information about car bombings was jailed for nine years by a British court on Friday. Omar Altimimi, 37, who downloaded much of his material from a password-protected Al-Qaeda website, noted nightclubs and airports as suitable targets, Manchester Crown Court in north-west England heard. Altimimi kept at least three separate identities and had applied for jobs as a teacher and with police, jurors were told. Sentencing him following a four-week trial, judge David Maddison said: “You were indeed, as the prosecution contend, a sleeper for some sort of terrorist organisation. “It is not known, when, if and how you might have been called upon to play your part. “The offences contrary to the Terrorism Act are, in my view, of the most serious of their kind likely to come before the court.” The judge recommended that he be deported from Britain after serving his sentence. Altimimi was originally arrested on suspicion of money laundering before detectives uncovered the content of his computer files. He was convicted of four charges of possessing computer files connected with the preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, two further charges of possession of material for a purpose connected with terrorism and two of money laundering. The court heard he had connections with Junade Feroze, 31, a member of a British-based cell led by convicted Al-Qaeda “dirty” bomb plotter Dhiren Barot, who was jailed for 22 years last month. The father-of-three told police he was an Iraqi brought up in Yemen but is a Dutch national. His offences took place between February and June 2006. He had claimed he had no knowledge of the material on his computer.


July 6, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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