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Suspected terrorist will be compensated

March 19, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A British terrorism suspect fighting extradition to the United States will receive more than $80,000 in compensation for being assaulted by police during a 2003 arrest.

Lawyers for Scotland Yard acknowledged that Babar Ahmad, 34, was subjected to gratuitous violence and religious abuse by officers.

Officers forced him into a Muslim praying position, and one screamed, "Where is your God now?" according to Ahmad's lawyer.

Ahmad was released but was rearrested in 2004. American officials accused him of running websites to raise money for the Taliban, appealing for fighters and providing equipment to terrorists.

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