London became in the 90s’ a safe haven and a refuge for many Islamic militants from all over the world. One of the most prominent groups was the Algerian group of refugees, led by Amar Makhlulif – Abu Doha. Many of those refugees committed despicable terror attacks against civilians in their home country Algeria. Others were from Jordan and from the Arab world. Part of them entered UK illegally.
According to the British law UK can not extradite suspects to other countries if it is reasonable that the suspects will face torture or might be sentenced to death, which was the case with all the ABC.. group. In some cases such as the case of the Jordanian Abu Qatada, the British authorities reached an agreement with their counterpart that the suspects will not be tortured or executed should they be extradited. In other cases such as the case of the Jordanian Mahmoud Abu-Rideh the suspects were eventually released under strict conditions until their legal case will be solved.
One of the detainees, Jamal Ajuo, was arrested in 12/2001. He implemented his legal right and returned, voluntarily, to Morocco. Jamal Ajuo was born in Morocco in 1983 and lived in UK since the late 90s’. He was an associate of Amar Makhlulif and an acquaintance of Yasser el-Sirri.
A: An Algerian who arrived to UK in 1995 as an asylum seeker. He was arrested in 04/2002. A was released with an electronic tag, on 03/11/2005. On 06/17/2006 he was extradited back to Algeria.
B: B was born in Algeria in 1972. He was released on bail, on 03/11/2005.
C : C is an activist of the EGYPTIAN Islamic Jihad. C was arrested in 03/2004. On 01/31/2001 C was released from jail by a special court order.
G ; later identified as Mohammed al-Ghabra is an unidentified suspect. He was put under home arrest with an electronic tag soon after his arrest. G was released without any charges or restrictions on 07/15/2007. Mohammed al-Ghabra was one of five who had successfully challenged, in 04/2008, in the British High Court the government’s powers to freeze terrorist suspects assets.
I & K : I & K, both from Algerian descent, were arrested initially in early 2002. They were released on an unknown date but rearrested on 08/11/2005 due to new anti terror laws in UK. They are supposed to be extradited back to Algeria after a suitable agreement about their legal rights in Algeria will be reached.
AD – a UK citizen from Pakistani descent identified later as Zeeshan Siddiqui..
AM – a financial services salesman from Indian descent, born in the late 80s’, is living in the North of England, thought to have links with Mohammed al-Ghabra – G. .
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