Failed London bombs: Man charged
LONDON, England — A man has appeared in a London court charged in connection with the July 21 attempted bomb attacks on the London transit system.
Muhedin Ali, 27, from west London, is accused of assisting one of the suspects in the attempted bombings, Hussain Osman, to evade arrest.
He is also charged with failing to disclose information about Osman when he appeared at Bow Street Magistrates Court in London.
Ali remained impassive throughout the three-minute hearing on Saturday, the Press Association reported.
He was not asked to enter pleas to the charges and District Judge Tim Workman remanded him in custody until a further hearing at the Old Bailey on February 10.
The first charge alleges that between July 21 and July 28 last year Ali had information which "he knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of Hussain Osman in the United Kingdom" and that he failed to disclose it. This alleged offence is contrary to Section 38B of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The second charge said that "knowing or believing" that Osman had committed offences of attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and offences contrary to the Explosive Substances Act on July 21 "without lawful authority or reasonable excuse", he assisted him in evading arrest.
A total of 16 people have already been charged in connection with July 21 attacks.
On that day, four bombs — three on underground trains and one on a double-decker bus — failed to explode.
The July 21 attacks took place two weeks after suicide bombers targeted three subway trains and a bus, killing 52 people and the four attackers.