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Al Qaida suspect to stay in Norway for now

The country that harbors Mullah Krekar, the leader of a Kurdish Islamic organization with links to al Qaida made public Wednesday in U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s U.N. presentation, will not detain or extradite him until three investigations into his ties are completed. In an interview with the spokesman for the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Thursday, Karsten Klepsvik told United Press International his country would neither detain nor extradite Najm al-Din Faraj Ahmad — Krekar’s real name — until three simultaneous investigations into him are completed. “We are a country under the rule of law,” Klepsvik said. “We cannot take any shortcuts. Until proven guilty (Krekar) is presumed not guilty.” The three investigations ongoing in Norway revolve around Krekar’s asylum status; pending charges in Jordan regarding his role as a heroin dealer, and his ties to al Qaida. Full Story

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