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Two convicted al Qaeda plotters, Salahuddin Amin and Rangzieb Ahmed asked the European Court of Human Rights to overturn their convictions due to alleged torture by Pakistani authorities. A leading UK barrister said the case could be the first time the ECHR intervened in judgments of fact, a development he termed "unacceptable."
Khalid Mahmood, a Labour MP from Birmingham, expressed concern that an increasing number of Syrian residents of the UK risk radicalization by being drawn into the conflict in Syria. Among the "dozens of men" said to have left the UK to fight in Syria, some are not Syrian, and the number of fighters traveling from Britain to Syria is growing.
The UK will give 5 million pounds to "unarmed opposition groups, human rights activists and civilians" in the Syrian conflict, for communications equipment, medical supplies, and body armor for civilians, but not weapons. The UK is already providing 27 million pounds in humanitarian aid to Syria.