Four men who planned to bomb London’s underground transport network two weeks after the deadly 7/7 attacks have lost an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
Three of the men claimed their human rights had been breached because statements they made to police without lawyers present had been used as evidence against them.
On Tuesday, the ECHR rejected their claims that police had denied them proper legal advice, saying their subsequent trials had not been unfairly prejudiced.
The men were jailed over the attempt to replicate the suicide bombings on London’s transport network on July 7, 2005, which left 52 commuters dead. Their Al Qaeda-inspired attack failed because their homemade bombs failed to detonate.