Tags: britain | guantanamo | syria | terrorism

Ex-Gitmo Inmate Faces Syrian Terror Charges in UK

Saturday, 01 Mar 2014 07:32 AM

LONDON — A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and human rights activist was arraigned Saturday in a London court on charges of promoting terrorism in Syria.

Moazzam Begg, a prominent defender of terrorist suspects' rights since his return to Britain in 2005, denied charges that he provided terrorist training and funded overseas terrorism. The 45-year-old was ordered held in custody until his next court appearance March 14.

Begg was arrested Tuesday along with three others in Birmingham, Britain's second-largest city. One, 44-year-old Gerrie Tahari, appeared alongside him in court Saturday and denied a charge of aiding overseas terrorism.

Detectives still are questioning the two others, among them Tahari's 20-year-old son.

Begg was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 as an "enemy combatant." He was held by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and sent a year later to the U.S.-run prison camp in Cuba. He was released without charge in 2005 and now helps to direct a London-based lobbying group called Cage.

Cage branded the charges against Begg as an attempt to silence him.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and human rights activist was arraigned Saturday in a London court on charges of promoting terrorism in Syria.
britain,guantanamo,syria,terrorism
169
2014-32-01
Saturday, 01 Mar 2014 07:32 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved