Skip to comments.Brothers Arrested In Terror Raid Released Without Charge (UK)
Posted on 06/09/2006 5:30:26 PM PDT by blam
Brothers arrested in terror raid freed without charge
Two brothers arrested following a controversial anti-terror raid by police during which one of the them was shot, have been released without charge.
Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abul Koyair were being questioned at London's high security Paddington Green police station after the raid in Forest Gate, east London, last week.
But tonight the 20-year-old and 23-year-old were released, and a police spokesman said that the search of their home had been completed.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We appreciate the police operation has caused inconvenience and disruption to the occupants of the house.
"We will be contacting the owners to make appropriate arrangements for the property to be handed back to them.
"We will also be undertaking appropriate restoration work in consultation with the owners."
The brothers' release came after a planned protest relating to their arrest - and alleged police mistreatment of Muslims - drew a smaller crowd than expected after their family urged Muslims not to attend.
Around 100 people chanted and waved placards carrying anti-Government and anti-police slogans outside Forest Gate police station in east London this afternoon.
Organisers had hoped to attract several hundred Muslims to the rally.
The demonstrators, among them the outspoken Islamic figure Anjem Choudary, shouted "British police go to hell" and "Tony Blair murderer", but the protest was peaceful and there were no arrests.
Earlier today, the brothers' family asked local Muslims to boycott the rally.
Their message was read out before Friday prayers at mosques in east London.
Mainstream Islamic groups, including the Muslim Council of Britain, argued that a provocative demonstration at this time would further strain police-community relations.
During the protest, a cousin of the two brothers read a statement in which he said the protests would only serve to fuel the negative portrayal of the local community.
The cousin, who gave his name only as Enam, said: "This will only provide another opportunity for our community to be portrayed in a negative light.
"Consequently this will allow the police to inflict the same trauma that we have been through on another family."
What makes me think they're going to regret letting them go...
Another race card played!
It's a shame we won't know for years how many REAL plots the Brits have foiled... same goes for here!
No evidence against them at all, what can they do?
I would take a close look at what kind of game those informants are up to. Maybe they are trying to mislead rather than help the police.
either that or MI5 is sending a "message"
That was my thought. The whole thing was a 'game' on the police, etc. Afterall, they said that they'd seen the cops/etc watching them for weeks, they knew they were under survellance(sp).