Terrorist's family win battle to save home

The family home of a man convicted of attempting men to fight British soldiers in Afghanistan are fighting to save their home in Manchester.

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Family of terrorist win battle to save their home

Munir Farooqi

The family home of convicted terrorist Munir Farooqi will not be seized by the authorities.

Giving the reasons, Mr Justice Henriques said it would a "draconian, severe and unjust" consequence for his wife and children.

"I am wholly satisfied Munir Farooqi kept his invitations and solicitations well away from other members of the family."

Farooqi was jailed for life in 2011 after attempting to radicalise two undercover police officers into killing British soldiers in Afghanistan.

He'd set up a dawah religious stall on Longsight Market close to his home on Victoria Terrace where much of the activity took place.

Had the forfeiture application succeeded it would have been the first time a property had been seized under the Terrorism Act.

Mr Justice Henriques has ruled Munir Farooqi must pay defence and prosecution costs totalling £500,000.

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