UK arrests Pakistani young for second time over US request

A suspect given leave to stay in Britain was arrested in the north east of England following a request from the U.S. for his extradition, police said.

UK arrests Pakistani young for second time over US request

 

A 24-year-old suspect given leave to stay in Britain was arrested in the north east of England on Wednesday following a request from the U.S. government for his extradition, police said.

U.S. authorities want Abid Naseer, who in May won a court battle against deportation to Pakistan, to stand trial on charges of providing alleged material support to what U.S. says a foreign terrorist organisation and conspiracy to use a destructive device, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

In April 2009, Naseer was among 12 men arrested in high-profile raids across northwest England as part of a British anti-terrorism operation.

Police and the security services said at the time the men were part of a major plot but there was not enough evidence to charge them and they were ordered to be deported, but Naseer won an appeal against deportation due to concerns over his safety in Pakistan.

Naseer will appear at London's City of Westminster Magistrates Court later on Wednesday, police said.
 

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