UK man gets life sentence for directing terrorism

The first person to be convicted in Britain for the crime of directing terrorism has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years. Thirty-three-year-old Rangzieb Ahmed was convicted of heading a three-man al-Qaida cell which was planning mass murder. Justice John Saunders told Ahmed on Friday that he was "an extremely dangerous man." Co-defendant Habib Ahmed was sentenced to a minimum of nine years for being a member of a terror group. The jury in Manchester had heard that Rangzieb Ahmed gave two diaries to Habib Ahmed that contained details of al-Qaida operatives written in invisible ink.