A jury in the UK will continue its deliberations today in the case of two men accused of involvement in a failed attempt to bomb London’s transport network in July 2005. Thirty-four-year old Manfo Kwaku Asiedu and 24-year old Adel Yahya are charged with conspiracy to murder. Four men were unanimously convicted yesterday of plotting to detonate bombs on the London Underground and a bus exactly two weeks after the July 7th bombings which claimed the lives of 52 people.
The failed suicide attacks sparked the UK’s biggest ever manhunt. The guilty four, all of East African origin, had claimed their devices were fakes and the operation was meant to be a protest against the war in Iraq. One was arrested in Britain’s second city, Birmingham, a second in Rome, and two others in London. There has been no news yet on whether they plan to appeal.