Al Qaeda chief's wife, 49, wins human rights battle after claiming UK airport police breached her privacy by stopping her for questioning


The wife of an Al Qaeda chief had her human rights breached by UK airport police, European judges have ruled. Sylvie Beghal, 49, was stopped at East Midlands Airport while returning to Leicester after a visit to her husband Djamel Beghal in a French jail. The mother of three said she was detained without reasonable suspicion - violating her right to private and family life.

His wife is believed to have cost taxpayers more than a quarter of a million pounds in handouts since moving to the UK.

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