UK: International terrorists

Britain extradites Tunisian terror suspects to Italy

Britain has extradited three Tunisian men to Italy to face charges of membership in a banned organisation and recruiting young men for military training in Afghanistan between 1997-1999, police said on Sunday.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said they are also suspected of being members of an unnamed banned group, identified by British newspapers as al Qaeda's North Africa wing.

The arrests in 2007 were linked to the detention in Italy of nine Tunisians suspected of belonging to the al Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb, previously known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, Italian police sources said at the time.

Habib Ignaoua, 47, from north London, Ali Chehidi, 35, from Surrey, southeast England, and Mohamed Khemari, 54, of no fixed address, were sent to Italy on Saturday.


Source: Reuters (English)


Dutch terror suspect appears in court

A 40-year-old woman has appeared before magistrates accused of keeping a computer memory stick for terror-related purposes.

Houria Chahed Chentouf, from Longsight, Manchester, wore a full burka and spoke via an Arabic translator at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court hearing.

Her arrest came after police searched addresses in Manchester and the Netherlands.

Ms Chentouf was remanded in custody until a bail application on 6 November.

She told the court she was "too dizzy" to stand up as she confirmed her name and address.


Source: BBC (English)

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