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Alleged AQ member extradited from Manchester to US

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Alleged AQ member extradited from Manchester to US

Post by Sabre on 13/1/2013, 20:32

Alleged al Qaeda Operative Extradited to United States for Role in International Terrorism Plot Targeting New York City, United Kingdom, and Scandinavia


Abid Naseer, 26, a Manchester, England resident, was extradited from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to Brooklyn, New York, to face charges for his alleged role in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets in the United States and Europe. Naseer will make his initial appearance on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. before The Hon. Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Naseer is the eighth defendant to face charges in Brooklyn federal court related to the a Qaeda plot involving Adis Medunjanin, Najibullah Zazi, and Zarein Ahmedzay.

The extradition was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI New York Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department.

According to the indictment, other court filings, evidence presented to the court in support of Naseer’s extradition, and evidence from the trials of Adis Medunjanin and Mohammed Wali Zazi in the Eastern District of New York, in approximately September 2008, al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan recruited Medunjanin, Najibullah Zazi, and Zarein Ahmedzay, three friends from New York City, to conduct a suicide bombing attack in New York City.

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