The Saajid Badat case: inching towards the US – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 24th, 2012 in news, plea bargaining, terrorism by sally

“On 29 February 2005, Saajid Badat pleaded guilty to a terrorist conspiracy to destroy, damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft. Badat admitted that in 2001 he had conspired with ‘the shoe bomber’ Richard Reid and a Tunisian, Nizar Trabelsi, in a plot simultaneously to act as suicide bombers in order to blow up two airliners bound for the US. For two months following his plea, Badat assisted UK investigators; however, he held back on a good deal of information.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd April 2012