All 12 suspects arrested in a security operation intended to thwart what the
Prime Minister said was "a very big terrorist plot" have been released
Eleven of the men -- all Pakistani nationals -- face deportation after they
were transferred into the custody of the UK Borders Agency.
The failure to bring charges against any of the men came after police
released the final two suspects this morning.
Last night they freed nine men, aged between 22 and 38, after 13 days'
detention. An 18-year-old student was transferred to the custody of the UK
Border Agency after three days in detention. It is not possible to release
suspects on bail under terror legislation. . . .
Mohammed Ayub, a lawyer for three of the men, called for an independent
inquiry into Operation Pathway and said their deportation orders would be
challenged. "Our clients have no criminal history, they were here lawfully
on student visas and all were pursuing their studies and working part-time,"
he said. "They are neither extremists nor terrorists. Their arrest and
detention has been a serious breach of their human rights. As a minimum they
are entitled to an unreserved apology." . . .
[The trial of four suspected Islamic militants charged with plotting a
series of deadly bombings in Germany began in Dusseldorf on Wednesday. The
highly anticipated proceedings have been billed here as the biggest
terrorism trial since the top leaders of the far-left Red Army Faction were
prosecuted in the 1970s.--Nicholas Kulish, "Trial
Opens for Terrorism Suspects in Germany," New York Times, April 22, 2009]
[No one will be brought to justice for the mass murder of 52 people in the
7/7 London bombings, security sources conceded last night as three men were
acquitted of helping the terrorists.
After a massive security operation, a four-year investigation and two trials
costing well in excess of £100 million, three friends of the lead suicide
bomber, Mohammad Sidique Khan, were cleared by a jury of being part of his
support cell.--Sean O'Neill and David Brown, "Legal blow as three cleared of 7/7 charges," Financial Times,
April 28, 2009]
[After reading much of the available but publicly-unreported witness
statements and other evidence relating to 7/7, Tony found that he could only
conclude that the official 7/7 narrative was 'a monstrous lie.'