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Siddique gets 8 years

At Edinburgh High Court today, Lord Carloway sentenced Mohammed Atif Siddique - convicted last month of "terrorism" offences - to a total of 8 years in jail. The sentence is to run from the time Mr Siddique was first taken into custody.

And in a surprise development, the judge criticised Mr Siddique's solicitor, Aamer Anwar, over a statement he released on the day of Mr Siddique's conviction. The judge is considering whether to initiate contempt proceedings against Aamer Anwar. Such a move would be unprecedented and would be sure to send shock waves through the legal profession.

Standing alongside Aamer Aamer outside the court, Mr Asif Siddique said on behalf of the family that he rejected the judge's criticisms and had confidence in Aamer Anwar. Aamer Anwar said that Mohammed Atif Siddique will be making an appeal.