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Iranian Man Suspected of Terror Ties
October 23, 2003
Bangkok Post News
An Iranian man arrested here on Tuesday for illegal entry could be a terrorist who plotted attacks in Bangkok during the Apec meeting, sources said yesterday.
Police found in his luggage about 100 CDs, computer diskettes, maps of Bangkok and memos listing key buildings in the capital including the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
Mehdi Kaffash Ghouchani, 40, was going to Laos when he was arrested at Nong Khai's immigration checkpoint because his passport did not carry Thailand's entry seal.
Initial checks showed the man was not on Bangkok's list of suspected terrorists. Officials at the checkpoint were checking with the Iranian embassy, which has yet to reply.
The Iranian was being held for questioning. His CDs and diskettes could not be read by the checkpoint's computer and had to be sent to experts for examination. http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/23Oct2003_news11.html
This is a bizzare thread with multiple news articles and no commentary. FR is a place to talk about things. Where is the talk thing. FR is not a place to archive news articles without comment (unless JR has told you to).
You keep posting the same thread with a note saying "no comments here". Why don't you use the forum like everyone else does?
By the way, I do agree this is an important topic. But the Student Protests topic is NOT the same as the Nuclear topic is NOT the same as spying allegations, etc.
Eternal vigilance bump.
posted on 10/22/2003 7:08:01 PM PDT
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