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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x, 25th November, 2016. 18.00 GMT
FROM BRITISH COURTS | 29
After the final verdict Mr Zarif Khan from Drystone Chambers in Lon-
don, counsel for Naveed Zaman, made arguments in mitigation, telling
the Court his client accepted the verdicts. Sentencing for all defendants
will be later. His Honour Judge Roger Thomas QC, the trial judge,
invited the jury to remain to hear Mr Khan speak on his client's behalf,
but they chose to leave. His honour thanked them for their work over
more than five weeks, and 15 hours of deliberation. HG
Report 3 of 4 covering the same trial.
By Helen Gavaghan at Bradford, Crown Court.
19th August, 2016
His Honour Judge Roger Thomas QC today sentenced Mr Naveed
Zaman (30) and Mr Aamer Ali (32), both from Halifax in the UK, each
to nine years in prison for the different charges of which a jury had
found them guilty on Tuesday this week, and imposed a serious crime
prevention order on each man for five years after release.
The Crown sought the serious crime prevention order, which is not
meant to undermine rehabilitation, said prosecutor, Mr Matthew Don-
kin. It means that though each may be in business and have a limited
number of mobile phones once they are released, they will for five
years each in their business affairs have close supervision by an
assigned police officer.
What tipped the sentence into a more serious category, said the judge,
was the greater than £100,000.00 involved, that their enterprise was
national, and the high degree of sophistication and organisation they
brought to the task. In his honour's considered judgement neither
man, friends since childhood, sentenced today played a lesser role in
the conspiracy covering the criminality they were being sentenced for.
Only Mr Ali had been charged and found guilty of trademark infringe-
ment, and only Mr Zaman
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