Wife of Portsmouth man convicted of terrorism offence says she ‘hated’ him

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THE wife of a man convicted of terrorist activities in Syria told him to ‘go die’ in a series of text messages.

Toslima Akhtar, the wife on Mashudur Rahman Choudhury, was angry when her husband suggested they move to Syria in 2013 and texted him ‘I hate you.’

‘You want to die in battlefield, go die. I really mean it, just go. I will [be] relieved at last.’

Giving evidence, Ms Akhtar, said to the court that she did not literally mean he should sacrifice himself but regarded his suggestion as yet another one of the ‘barmy’ ideas that had made her life a misery.

She said: ‘I am telling him, “get lost”.’

‘Go die, jump off a cliff. I’ve had enough.’

It was also revealed during the court case, held at Kingston Crown Court, that Choudhury, from Stubbington Avenue, in North End, lied to his wife about having cancer. She believe this was true until the start of the trial.