Uganda: Local Terrorist Convicted in UK

A Ugandan was among seven men found guilty of involvement in terrorist training activities by a British court on Tuesday. Ugandan-born Yassin Mutegombwa, 23, was sentenced to three years and five months in jail by the Woolwich Crown Court during one of the largest terrorist trials in Britain. A resident of South London, Mutegombwa had pleaded guilty to attending the training camps. Under the UK 2006 Terrorism Act, receiving training in terrorism is illegal. He confessed having undergone weaponry training at Woodland near Matleywood caravan and camping site, Beaulieu, Lyndhurt, near Southampton in June 2006. Mutegombwa and his brother, Hassan, were arrested in September 2006 during Scotland Yard’s anti-terror raids across London. Norman Miwambo reports.

Wooded terror suspects face court

A pair of terror suspects charged with training in woods near Maidenhead last summer are set to appear at the Old Bailey in London on Monday. Yassin Mutegombwa, 23, and Kibley Da Costa, 24, were part of a group of nine Muslim men arrested after a series of anti-terror raids across the south east last year. The two London men are charged with terrorist-training related offences at a site near Pondwood Farm in White Waltham in June 2006, pictured. Mutegombwa is the first Briton to have been charged with a new offence of receiving terror training. Article [here.->