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Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police
BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a

Posted on 02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said.

Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands.

He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas."

SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being held on suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas.

Mr Begg, a British citizen originally from Birmingham, moved to Afghanistan with his family in 2001, before moving to Pakistan in 2002 when the Afghanistan war started."

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TOPICS: Cuba; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4210815.stm

Last Updated: Thursday, 27 January, 2005, 02:02 GMT
“UK police release Guantanamo four”

SNIPPET: “The four were held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly three years
Four British men held at Guantanamo Bay for three years as “enemy combatants” have been freed by UK police.

Martin Mubanga, Feroz Abbasi, Richard Belmar and Moazzam Begg were being reunited with their families at a location of their choice, police said.

The men, from Birmingham and London, were questioned at Paddington Green police station after returning from Cuba but were released without charge.

The US accused them of having al-Qaeda links and says they are still a threat.”


2 posted on 02/26/2014 4:11:18 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10660838/Former-Guantanamo-detainee-Moazzam-Begg-arrested-following-compensation-payout.html

“Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg arrested following compensation payout”
Begg won compensation fro

By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent, and Miranda Prynne4:43PM GMT 25 Feb 2014

SNIPPET: “A former Guantanamo detainee who won a huge compensation payout from the British taxpayer after suing the government has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses.”

SNIPPET: “Two other men and a woman from the West Midlands were also taken into custody, a spokesman for West Midlands Police said.

A man aged 36 from Shirley, Solihull, and a 44-year-old woman and her son aged 20 from Sparkhill, Birmingham, were detained on suspicion of assisting terrorism overseas.

All four were being held at a police station in the West Midlands area.

Late last year it was reported the Home Office had confiscated Begg’s passport after he visited Syria.

He claimed he was stopped at Heathrow airport on a return trip from South Africa and told his passport was being taken as it was “not in the public interest” for him to travel.

In December Begg, a father of four, used his blog to describe how he made multiple visits to Syria in 2012 and said he had met British fighters there.”

SNIPPET: “Begg has admitted spending time at Islamic training camps in Afghanistan and knowing people linked to terrorism but has always denied the rest of the allegations.”


3 posted on 02/26/2014 4:25:35 AM PST by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 2:

Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1329218/posts

“UK police release Guantanamo four”
BBC World News ^ | 26 Jan 2005 | BBC News
Posted on January 26, 2005 at 1:46:29 PM PST by Cornpone


4 posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:51 AM PST by Cindy
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Okay, so this is the fault of the UK government.

The US released these four “upstanding” British citizens/immigrants in to the hands of the British police/government (probably following a campaign of serious diplomatic/political pressure).

Then, instead of taking a long, hard, look at whether they actually did have terrorist ties, they kissed their a$$es, handed them a pile of British currency and turned them loose to prey on their own country.

This sounds like a classic case of reaping what they have sown.

5 posted on 02/26/2014 4:33:56 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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