Ali v United Kingdom (App. No. 30971/12)

Human rights – Right to a fair hearing. The applicant was convicted of conspiracy to murder and, after a retrial, also of conspiracy to murder by way of detonation of improvised explosive devices on aircraft mid-flight. He complained that the adverse publicity between his first trial and his retrial had prevented his receiving a fair trial by an impartial tribunal, contrary to art 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in dismissing the application, held that it had not been shown that the impugned publications had been capable of influencing the jury to the point of prejudicing the outcome of the proceedings and rendering his trial unfair.

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