“Innocent” terror convict Atif Siddique’s appeal begins

02mohammedsiddiqueappeal (Medium)By Michael MacLeod

SCOTLAND’S first convicted Islamist terrorist has been moved out of Barlinnie Prison’s high security unit.

Mohammed Atif Siddique, 23, was “mainstreamed” by prison bosses ahead of his appeal hearing which began yesterday (Tues) at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The former Clackmannanshire computing student was jailed for eight years in 2007 for a string of offences linked to material he had downloaded from the internet.

He had been housed alongside some of Scotland’s most dangerous criminals in the specialist segregation unit, dubbed “the Wendy House” by inmates after former Labour leader Wendy Alexander.

Previous cons in the tough prison wing include murderer Hugh Collins, who spent 14 months, and shamed boxer Scott Harrison who was segregated for his own safety.
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