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The ringleader of a Rochdale child sex grooming gang cited human rights laws as he launched an appeal against deportation from Britain.

Shabir Ahmed, 63 – described by a judge as a "violent hypocritical bully" – has written to the European court of human rights (ECHR) claiming his convictions for child sex offences were a conspiracy to "scapegoat" Muslims.

Ahmed, serving 22 years in jail, was convicted in 2012 of being the ringleader of a group of Asian men who preyed on girls as young as 13 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.


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