Fiancee of failed July 21 bomber jailed for three yearsJuly 12th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): The fiancee of one of the failed July 21 suicide bombers, has been jailed for three years for helping him to escape by dressing up as a Muslim woman in a burqa.
Teenager Fardosa Abdullahi gave bomb plot ringleader Yassin Omar her mother’’s long black robe to help him flee London the day after the attacks in 2005.
According to The Mirror, Abdullahi, now 20, got engaged to Omar in an Islamic ceremony four days before he tried to blow up himself with fellow passengers at Warren Street Tube station.
She admitted helping him escape at an Old Bailey hearing last month, but her plea could not be reported until today.
Judge Paul Worsley rejected a plea that she should be spared jail because she is now pregnant and was vulnerable at the time of the offence and had a long history of mental illness.
He said: “The message must go out that this court will not go soft of those who assist terrorists even those who are young, vulnerable and under pressure, as you undoubtedly were.”
Her sentencing today brings to an end a series of cases in which 16 people have either been convicted of or admitted charges linked to the July 21 attacks.
Abdullahi, of Finchley, north London, pleaded guilty on June 5 at the Old Bailey to a charge of assisting an offender. (ANI)
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