Ricin! The Inside Story of the Terror Plot That Never Was

004e5a33_medium Author Fiona Bawdon and Lawrence Archer
Isbn 0745329284
File size 5MB
Year 2010
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF
Category Astronomy

Book Description:

This is the story of the plot that never was. It is a salutary tale of the way in which 9/11 scared  our police and security establishment into crediting  what at worst were the dangerous fantasies of a handful of muddle-headed refugees. On the basis of some recipes for poison  scribbled on a piece of paper  by one Kamel Bourgass, six other Algerians in addition to Bourgass were charged with conspiracy to murder.   A lengthy trial involving a battery of  QCs and huge cost to the British taxpayer resulted in the acquittal of all the defendants apart from Bourgass, who was convicted of no more than a public order offence. Only the courage of some members of the jury, one of whom has co-authored this lucid short book, have brought the full story into the public domain. This is a praiseworthy example of a jury, better placed than anyone else to know what really goes on in our criminal justice system, exposing how injustice occurs when fear of terrorism distorts the objectivity of the prosecution process



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