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Lawyers to jet into UK to quiz convicted Gloucester terrorist Badat

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

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LAWYERS are preparing to fly to the UK to interview convicted Gloucester terrorist Sajid Badat , pictured, according to reports.

Badat, 33, a former Crypt school pupil, from Tredworth, was released in 2012 from a 10 year prison sentence for plotting with shoe bomber Richard Reid to bring down aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean.

He is now set to give evidence against Abu Hamza and Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

According to court papers seen by the Sunday Telegraph Badat will describe at Abu Hamza's trial how he received military training in explosives and marksmanship.

At the Abu Ghaith trial he is expected to talk about receiving urban warfare and security training at a terror camp in 2001, according to the Telegraph.

Stanley Cohen, Abu Ghaith's lawyer, and prosecutors are expected to fly to Britain next month to question Badat who will be giving his evidence via video link.

Hamza and Ghaith have both pleaded not guilty to terrorism related charges.

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