January 6, 2006 |
A British man accused of playing a role in a 1999 plan to establish a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., may be extradited to the United States, a judge ruled Thursday. Magistrate's Court Judge Timothy Workman rejected arguments raised by attorneys for Haroon Rashid Aswat that the U.S. might declare the suspect an "enemy combatant" and send him to its prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to face a military tribunal. Aswat's lawyers said they would immediately appeal the ruling to the High Court.
August 8, 2005 |
Zambia extradited a suspected Islamic militant to Britain on Sunday, and he was immediately arrested on a U.S. warrant accusing him of conspiring to organize a training camp in Oregon to prepare fighters for Afghanistan, police said. Haroon Rashid Aswat, a British citizen of Indian descent, was arrested as British prosecutors said they would consider treason charges against any Islamic extremist who expresses support for terrorism. The U.S.
August 4, 2005 |
Zambia will extradite to Britain an alleged Al Qaeda operative suspected of having links to the bombers who struck London last month and of attempting to start a terrorist training camp in the U.S., officials said Wednesday. Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa told reporters in the capital, Lusaka, that after discussions with British and U.S. officials, his nation had agreed to hand Haroon Rashid Aswat over to British authorities.
August 9, 2005 |
Four top suspects in the attempted attacks on the London transit system July 21, including a previously unidentified man linked to a knapsack bomb found in a park, pleaded not guilty Monday in an appearance at a high-security court. Also in court was an alleged Al Qaeda operative extradited a day earlier from Zambia, where he had been questioned by British counter-terrorism agents about the July 7 bombings. Those attacks killed 52 people and the four bombers.
July 22, 2005 |
Under pressure to deliver on promises to root out Islamic militants, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sought in a speech Thursday to shift some of the blame to Britain and the United States. In an address televised nationwide, Musharraf said Pakistan faced "a very critical situation" amid allegations of its link to the July 7 bombings in London. But, he added, those attacks showed that Britain must confront problems within its own borders.
July 31, 2005 |
They were two terrorist cells united by, if nothing else, the same target: the London transport system. By the time the first bombers reached their targets on the morning of July 7, three of them had traveled 200 miles. Exactly two weeks later, the second group struck just 200 yards from a ground-floor apartment where one suspect lived with his wife and three children. The two groups of young men were separated by more than miles.