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Rachid Ramda jailed for life

Rachid Ramda had been convicted by a French Court for his supposed part in the 1995 Paris metro bombings. He was sentenced to perpetuity (life). Rachid has always denied any connection with the bombings and will appeal.

Rachid spent nearly 10 years in Britain's Bemarsh Prison fighting attempts to extradite him to France. In March 2007 he was convicted by a French court for his supposed involvement in financing the bomb attacks.

His lawyer Sebastien Bonot protested during the case that Ramda was being tried a second time for the same crime, and said after Friday's verdict that his client would appeal. He said:

"This decision is certainly not a surprise but we feel that justice and the law have not been done."