Hashem Abedi, Brother of Manchester Bomber, Found Guilty on 22 Counts of Murder


The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty on 22 charges of murder.

Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

Up to a thousand other people were either physically injured or suffered mental trauma as a result of the explosion.

The trial at the Old Bailey in London found that even if Hashem Abedi was not in the UK at the time of the explosion, his DNA and fingerprints were present at the Manchester properties where the two brothers manufactured the bomb.

Hashem, the younger of the two Abedi brothers, had denied the charges. In an earlier statement to the Greater Manchester Police, he had tried to distance himself from the events.

Despite returning to Libya a month prior to the attack, evidence presented in court showed that he was involved in the research, experimentation and manufacturing of the explosives.

Prosecutors said he was “just as guilty” as his brother.