Rochdale Man Loses Terror Appeal

Judges today rejected an appeal by Rochdale man, Rangzieb Ahmed, who was convicted of planning mass murder.

Rangzieb Ahmed, who's 34, claimed the UK was complicit in his torture in Pakistan and tried to get his conviction overturned.

His conviction was declared safe by Lord Justice Hughes, Mr Justice Owen and Mrs Justice Thirlwall at the Court of Appeal in London.

During a hearing last year, his QC told the judges that he was unlawfully detained while in Pakistan, beaten and had fingernails removed with pliers during torture sessions.

Ahmed was jailed for life with a minimum term of 10 years in December 2008.

Manchester Crown Court heard during his trial that he headed a three-man al Qaida service cell which was preparing to commit mass murder.