Former Guantánamo Prisoner Arrested in U.K.

Advertisement

A former detainee at the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been arrested by British police on suspected terrorism charges connected to the war in Syria, U.K. officials said Tuesday.

Mr Obama came to power nearly two years ago promising to close Guantanamo within 12 months, by sending most prisoners home or to third countries and putting dozens on trial
Mr Obama came to power nearly two years ago promising to close Guantanamo within 12 months, by sending most prisoners home or to third countries and putting dozens on trial

Moazzam Begg, 45, was released from the Guantánamo Bay facility in early 2005 after serving nearly two years in solitary confinement, according to his attorney. British police say he is suspected of having attended a terrorist training camp and “facilitating terrorism overseas,” the New York Times reports.

Begg’s arrest in Birmingham does “not imply any guilt” police said in a statement. Hundreds of militants from the U.K. have joined with jihadist forces against Bashar Assad in Syria’s civil war.

Three other persons, who remain unnamed, were arrested along with Begg.

Read more: Former Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Moazzam Begg Arrested in UK | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2014/02/25/guantanamo-bay-cuba-mozzam-begg-arrested/#ixzz2uNCYz2yr


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here