Trial Of Abid Nasser UK Muslim Who Plotted Bombings In Manchester And New York Opens
February 17, 2015
Abid Naseer bomb plot trial opens in New York
The trial of a Pakistani man alleged to have taken part in an al-Qaeda plot to carry out bomb attacks in Manchester and New York in 2009 has opened.
Abid Naseer, 28, was extradited to the US from the UK in 2013.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device
Mr Naseer, who could face life imprisonment if found guilty, will represent himself in court.
Opening arguments are being heard in a New York court on Tuesday.
The jury is expected to hear evidence from six British intelligence agents, who are being allowed to testify wearing wigs and light make-up to protect their identity.
Prosecutors argue Mr Naseer was part of a larger conspiracy planning bomb attacks in multiple places, including Manchester and New York's subway system.
Two men who pleaded guilty to the subway plot - Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay - are expected to testify against Mr Naseer...