Brazil detains Arab moderating anti-American site

May 27, 2009 02:43

Brazilian authorities detained an Arab who ran a Web site forum that could be linked to terrorists and included anti-American statements in Arabic, a prosecutor said Tuesday night. The Arab resident of Brazil was not identified and a court ordered his release after police investigated, federal prosecutor Ana Leticia Absy said in a statement. Absy said Brazil police were alerted to the presence of the closed Web site by the FBI, obtained judicial permission to investigate it and concluded it could be connected "to a terrorist group." But Absy stressed in a statement that no evidence has been uncovered suggesting the moderator was actually a member of a terrorist group.

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