Three men conviced of conspiracy to murder in a case linked to a 2006 plot to blow up transatlantic flights are to be sentenced on Monday.
The trio were tried last year in connection with a 2006 plot to blow up seven transatlantic flights from Britain to North America using liquid explosives, but cleared of specifically targeting airlines.
Prosecutors put them on trial again this year on charges of unspecified conspiracy to murder, based on "martyrdom videos" they recorded threatening attacks on Western targets, and they were found guilty.
A total of 12 people have now been convicted in relation to the liquid bomb plot, including ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali, who was sentenced last September to a minimum of 40 years in jail.
The discovery of the plot led to strict new rules about carrying liquids on commercial flights.
"Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman were actively working alongside other men on a plot to cause death and injury on a massive scale," said Sue Hemming, head of counter-terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service.
"They were cleared in the previous trial of being aware of the ultimate targets of the plot, but we say that they were committed to the principle and practice of violent jihad to the point of targeting innocent people in an attempt to further their cause."
The three men had argued at their first trial that their videos, described by Hemming as "chilling", were intended to be used as part of a documentary.
"We rejected these pleas as they did not reflect the evidence in the case and the level of criminality displayed by the defendants," she said.
The airline plot involved a plan to smuggle explosives made of hydrogen peroxide onto the planes in soft drink bottles.
Refilled batteries would carry the chemical detonator, with the bombs set off using a charge from a light bulb filament.
They would have been assembled and detonated in mid-air by a team of suicide bombers, causing untold damage, prosecutors said.
Source: AFP European Edition