Bombing suspect returned to UK, charges considered for those praising attacks

[JURIST] Haroon Rashid Aswat [Wikipedia profile], a British man who was arrested by Zambian police [JURIST report] last week, was returned to the UK on Sunday to face charges that he made phone calls to the bombers in preparation for the July 7 London bombing attacks. He was subsequently arrested under a US warrant [AP report] on charges that he conspired to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon about five years ago. British prosecutors are meanwhile considering treason charges against three Muslim clerics who reportedly praised the London attacks. Remarks made by clerics Omar Bakri Mohammed, Abu Izzaden, and Abu Uzair on British television are being investigated by the English attorney general, Lord Goldsmith. Mohammed allegedly praised insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan while vowing not to inform police if he discovered any information about new attacks. Recordings of a radical group made by an undercover reporter may also be sought. AP has more.

 

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