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  • Guantanamo Bay detainee suicide attempt

    07/16/2003 10:45:37 PM PDT · by Destro · 37 replies · 46+ views ^ | Thursday 17 July 2003, 6:05 AM | AP
    Guantanamo Bay suicide attempt Thursday 17 July 2003, 6:05 AM A detainee tried to kill himself again in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where US authorities are preparing for military tribunals to try terror suspects, officials said. The attempt was the 29th since the detention mission was started, said spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson. Most attempts occurred this year, a sign that the indefinite detentions were beginning to take their toll on detainees, who have not been formally charged or allowed to see lawyers. "This was an individual who was receiving treatment for mental illness," Johnson said in a telephone interview from...
  • Sixth Briton held at Camp X-Ray

    05/12/2002 5:32:43 AM PDT · by stiga bey · 1 replies · 310+ views
    BBC ^ | May 12, 2002
    More than 250 suspects are being held in Cuba A sixth Briton is being held by the US at Camp X-Ray, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Martin Mubanga was arrested in Zambia and then transferred to the maximum security base at Guantanamo Base in Cuba. The 29-year-old, who has dual British-Zambian nationality, is believed to be from north London. Briton Feroz Abbasi is also being held Mr Mubanga was understood to have had fled to Zambia after fighting in Afghanistan alongside al-Qaeda and the Taleban, according to The Sunday Times. It is thought Mr Mubanga was held by the Zambian...
  • Pentagon agreed deal to monitor freed four

    01/27/2005 4:45:18 PM PST · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Times (UK) Online ^ | 1/28/2005 | Sean O’Neill
    January 28, 2005 Detention Pentagon agreed deal to monitor freed four By Sean O’Neill, Richard Ford and Nicola Woolcock FRIENDS and relatives of the four Britons freed from Guantanamo Bay this week could also face intensive police monitoring, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said last night. People sharing an address with any of the four could be denied access to the telephone or internet and have to undergo body searches. Elaborating on powers announced by the Government this week, Mr Clarke said: “I accept that an individual is different to a family but where there is an individual deemed to...
  • US Accuses Briton of Being Suicide Bomber

    11/20/2004 8:24:37 PM PST · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 658+ views
    The Sunday Times [UK] ^ | November 21, 2004 | Dipesh Gadher and Joe Lauria
    Tony Blair is facing new controversy over his efforts to secure the release of the Britons held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba after America accused one of the detainees of being an Al-Qaeda terrorist who volunteered for a suicide mission. American court papers revealed for the first time this weekend say that Feroz Abbasi, a college dropout, had received advanced military training at terror camps in Afghanistan and was present on at least two occasions when Osama Bin Laden visited. Abbasi, 24, from Croydon, south London, is alleged to have met other senior Al-Qaeda figures and fought with a crack...
  • Ex-associate paves the way for Abu Hamza's arrest

    04/15/2003 5:03:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 305+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 16, 2003 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza, the extremist Muslim cleric, is facing imminent arrest on a US extradition warrant after a former close associate pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban. Hamza claimed yesterday that James Ujaama, an American convert to Islam, had been coerced into giving evidence against him that would lead to "a gross miscarriage of justice". Ujaama, 37, who ran Hamza's website and worshipped at his Finsbury Park mosque in north London, has struck a plea bargain agreement to give evidence against Hamza on terrorist allegations. He has already supplied the US authorities, who have designated Hamza as a key al-Qa'eda...
  • Camp X-Ray confession reveals UK terror link

    04/13/2002 4:27:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/14/2002 | Hala Jaber and Nicholas Rufford
    A BRITON being held at Camp X-Ray, the high-security US prison for Al-Qaeda suspects, has blamed a radical Muslim cleric living in London for turning him to terrorism. In a confession to British and American investigators, Feroz Abbasi claimed that members of Finsbury Park mosque — the base of cleric Abu Hamza — helped to organise his terrorist training and provided him with air tickets to Afghanistan.Abbasi, 22, has also said that at one stage he wanted to be a suicide bomber to die a martyr.The confession, the first to emerge from the five British prisoners at Camp X-Ray in...