Swede held in Pakistan over possible terror links

September 11, 2009 22:07


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A Swedish citizen with the same name as a Swede who was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 and held for two years at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp was detained in Pakistan last month on suspicion of links to al-Qaida, police said Friday. Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali was arrested with three other Swedes and seven Turks close to the country's northwestern tribal regions, a police officer said. A Pakistani man was also traveling with them, he said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give out information he judged to be sensitive. He did not know about Ghezali's past activities, but confirmed he was carrying a Swedish passport bearing the name Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali.

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