U.K. Detains Al-Qaeda Suspect for Potential U.S. Extradition

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
8
303
Abstract: 
On June 7, 2006, a British court ordered U.S. citizen Syed Hashmi held without bail. Hashmi, 26, faces U.S criminal charges in connection with his alleged procurement of military equipment for al Qaeda. On June 5, 2006, Hashmi was arrested at Heathrow Airport, where prosecutors say he tried to board a flight to Pakistan with a large amount of cash. The court ordered Hashmi to appear in court in London again on June 15, 2006. Prosecutors claim that Hashmi has lived in Britain since 2003 on a now-expired student visa… [more]