Five suspects plead guilty to failed UK liquid bomb plot Mike Rosen-Molina at 12:28 PM ET
[JURIST] Five men involved in an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic planes [JURIST report] leaving a London airport pleaded guilty to lesser conspiracy charges Monday in London's Woolwich Crown Court [official website]. Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar, and Tanvir Hussain [GlobalSecurity profiles] admitted that they planned to set off bombs but insisted that their only intention was to create a media stir to promote an anti-western film they planned to make. They and two other men, Ibrahim Savant and Umar Islam [GlobalSecurity profiles], also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to create a public nuisance by releasing videos about planned suicide attacks. The plot's discovery led to a widespread increase in airport security measures, including a ban on bringing liquids or gels onto planes. AP has more. CBC News has additional coverage.
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