If Haroon Rashid Aswat, deported from Zambia to Britain, is a "terrorist suspect" in the USA, why was he not deported there directly ? If he is an "international terrorist", and a key member of the "proscribed" Al Quaeda terrorist organisation, then why is he not facing charges here in the UK under the Terrorism Act 2000 ?
The Times reports:
"A BRITISH terrorist suspect deported from Zambia had attended an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, become a combat training expert and met Osama bin Laden, a court was told yesterday.
Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, appeared before Bow Street magistrates, sitting in Belmarsh prison, southeast London, less than 24 hours after a specially chartered jet brought him back to Britain.
Mr Aswat, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was arrested upon landing on a provisional extradition warrant issued by the United States.
He is accused by the US authorities of attempting to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon in 1999. The court was told that Mr Aswat was sent to America by a London-based cleric to assess the suitability of a ranch for a base at Bly, Oregon"
The alleged "Oregon terrorist training camp" plot, is presumably the the same one which the notorious Abu Hamza "The Hook" al-Masri was accused of.
This looks to be yet another dodgy Extradition Act 2003 extradition to the USA without any prima facie evidence case.