(from sky news) "WARLORD FOUND GUILTY Afghan warlord Faryadi Zardad has been convicted at the Old Bailey of a "heinous" campaign of torture and hostage taking in his homeland. The 41-year-old, who denied the charges, is due to be sentenced on Tuesday. Zardad is the first person to stand trial in Britain for human rights abuses allegedly committed abroad. The court heard he had instigated a cruel and merciless reign of fear in Afghanistan between 1992 and 1996. He and his men kept a "human dog" to savage victims, the jury was told. Zardad was tracked down in London, arrested and accused of plotting to take hostages and torture them. Many of his victims - some in fear of their lives - gave evidence from the British Embassy in Kabul via video link. In the first trial, the jurors had been unable to agree on their verdicts but the prosecution decided he should be retried. The case is believed to have cost more than Â£3m. It involved a lengthy police investigation both here and in Afghanistan that diverted valuable anti-terrorist resources. Zardad was tracked down to his suburban home in south London by BBC correspondent John Simpson for the Newsnight programme. His report was seen by a member of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee and referred to the Home Office. The Home Office in turn asked Anti-Terrorist Branch officers to investigate. Zardad, of Gleneagles Road, Streatham, south London, denied conspiracy to torture and conspiracy to take hostages between 1992 and 1996." Good news - now what about all the others?