Liverpool Man Who Bought Enough Ricin To Kill 1,400 People Fails Appeal

Mohammed Ammer Ali (32), a dad of two from Old Swan, Liverpool, failed his criminal appeal, he couldn’t convince the top judges about the unfairness of his trial. Ali tried to buy 500 milligrams of ricin back in February 2015, a deadly toxin that was enough to kill about 1,400 people. He tried to buy the deadly substance from a dark net marketplace, however, the vendor was an undercover FBI agent. The seller sent the package and alerted law enforcement authorities in the UK, which led to a controlled delivery and the arrest of Ali in February 2015.

Ali was jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey started from last September after he was convicted of attempting to possess chemical weapons. However, the man’s case reached the Appeal Court as he challenged both his conviction and the length of his sentence.

Joel Bennathan, from Ali’s defense, challenged the fairness of his trial, focusing on a “safety interview” conducted in a van outside Ali’s home immediately after his arrest. What they did not like about the interview that it was carried out without the presence of a lawyer. Law enforcement authorities state that they did this since they needed

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