'Sheikh Raed Salah is arrested in London'
LAST UPDATED: 06/29/2011 08:34
Leader of the Islamic Movement's northern branch was reportedly due to address UK Parliament at invitation of MP, Al Jazeera says; UK authorities apparently readying deportation.
Sheikh Raed Salah Photo: Ben Hartman
Head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch Sheikh Raed Salah was arrested in London, Al Jazeera reported early Wednesday.
to the report, London Police arrested Salah overnight Tuesday after a
warrant for his deportation was issued. Salah had given a lecture in
Leicester and was due to address a portion of the British parliament, Al
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It was not clear why Salah was arrested but reports said UK authorities were preparing to deport him. "It seems that the views of supporters of Israel and the institutions of
Zionism were concerned about his lecture and succeeded in removing him
from London," Al Jazeera quoted a source by the name of Adnan Humaidan
as saying. In April, Salah, was
detained for interrogation on suspicions that he attacked
police officers and obstructed their duties at the Allenby Bridge,
connecting the West Bank to Jordan.
Late last year, the Islamic Movement leader was released from prison in Ramle after serving a five-month sentence.
Salah had been convicted of assaulting and
spitting on a police officer who was providing security at a
demonstration sponsored by the Sheikh in 2007.
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