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Malawi Terror Suspects in Sudan

Five foreign Muslims arrested in Malawi last month on suspicion of belonging to al-Qaeda have been flown into the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, officials say. A senior police spokesman said investigations had cleared the men – one Sudanese, a Kenyan, a Saudi, and two Turks – of terrorism charges. In June, the five men living in Malawi were arrested in a joint operation mounted by United States Central Intelligence Agency and Malawi’s security organisation. The Americans wanted to deport the men, but their lawyer took the matter before the High Court, which ordered that it should hear their case. Despite this, the men were put on board a plane and taken out of Malawi to an unknown destination – leaving the Director of Public Prosecution, Fahad Assani, explaining that he did not know where they were. “This sort of terrorism is a very high risk security problem, and very little information should be given which would make the investigations with the American authorities difficult,” he said. Full Story

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