Scottish man's terror conviction overturned

The conviction of a manaccused of wanting to become a suicide bomber was overturned Tuesdayafter a court in Scotland ruled that the trial judge did not properlyinstruct the jury.

Prosecutors indicated they will not seek newcharges against Mohammed Atif Siddique, 24, who was sentenced to eightyears in prison in 2007.

Prosecutors had said during thefour-week trial that the Scottish college student had scoured Islamicextremist Web sites for information about bomb-making and othertactics. He was reported to have told other students he intended tobecome a suicide bomber.

The appeals court foundthe trial judge had not properly explained the provisions of Britain'santi-terrorism laws when instructing the jury about how to assesswhether Siddique was guilty of the main charge against him.

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