A British Judge has strongly criticized the action of a law firm that represented some of the July 21 London bombers for their ‘smokescreen’ tactics.
Mr Justice Fulford QC said Arani & Co, who represented Muktar Said Ibrahim and Yassin Omar, had made a series of “wholly unjustified” complaints to Belmarsh Prison.
The attack comes as four of the bombers were jailed for life for conspiracy to commit murder and told they will serve a minimum of 40 years. The two other defendants, Adel Yahya and Manfo Asiedu, will face a retrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict in their cases.
Justice Fulford said the “relentless and blistering” attack on prison staff by the firm was merely a “smokescreen”.
During the trial, the court heard allegations that Mudassar Arani’s firm sent £600 to one of the defendants who she did not represent to try and persuade him to change his case to suit Ibrahim’s.
Justice Fulford did not mention these allegations today.
But he did accuse the firm of launching a string of unjustified complaints against prison staff.
He said: “It has come to my attention that Arani & Co, the solicitors acting for Ibrahim and Omar, launched a relentless and blistering attack in the name of the defendants they represent on some of the staff at HMP Belmarsh.