UK bomb plot suspect appears in court
LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) A British court today charged a 12th person arrested in connection with a suspected plot to blow up US-bound airliners, with failing to disclose information which could help prevent an act of terrorism.
Eleven British Muslims were charged on Monday with conspiracy to murder and plotting to detonate homemade bombs on planes, or with other terrorism-related offences. Police said they had found bomb-making equipment, suicide notes and ''martyrdom videos''.
The London court today remanded Umair Hussain in custody until Sept. 1 at his first appearance at a London court.
Hussain's lawyer, Timur Rustem, told reporters outside court he was surprised by the charge, which relates to disclosing information about Hussain's younger brother Nabeel.
British media have reported that Nabeel is one of eight people still being questioned by police over the plot and has not been charged with any offence.
Rustem said he would appeal to the Crown Prosecution Service to review its decision over the charge and would consider other legal challenges.
Police announced on Aug. 10 they had thwarted a plot to blow up US-bound airliners over the Atlantic by smuggling liquid explosives onto flights.
Pakistan is also holding 17 suspects, including two British Muslims, in connection with the plot.
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