Paper’s bid to unveil 7/7 bomber’s will fails
Scotland Yard is blocking the release of London bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan's will citing human rights and privacy concerns as part of the reason.
Mention of the 7/7 terrorist's last will and testament was made in a Home Office report on the bombings that left 52 people dead in 2005.
But a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the Mail on Sunday for the document has been denied, with the Metropolitan Police refusing to allow it to go public.
Khan, the eldest of the four bombers, killed six people and himself when his explosive device went off on a train pulling out of Edgware Road Underground station. A subsequent video of the Leeds-based terrorist surfaced, with Khan attempting to justify his actions, stating “We are at war and I am a soldier”. It is believed that his will likewise indicates that he intended to martyr himself through a terrorist attack.
But in its latest response to the FoI request, Scotland Yard said that handing the will over could contravene the Data Protection Act and may also breach Article 8 the Human Rights Act which states that “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.”