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German student held on terror charges in Afghanistan

The Local · 26 Jan 2011, 08:56

Published: 26 Jan 2011 08:56 GMT+01:00

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Daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Haddid N., a 23-year-old German national of Afghan origin from Frankfurt, was arrested early this month in the Afghan capital Kabul and moved to Bagram air base prison north of the capital.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry confirmed it was aware of the case and said it was working with US officials to get access to the young man.

Haddid N. was arrested on January 8 at his father’s house in Kabul and was being held on suspicion of terrorism, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported. However his family in Frankfurt said they had not been told of the reasons for his arrest. They insisted he had only been in Kabul to visit his father.

Indeed Haddid N.’s family accused German security forces of carrying responsibility for the young man’s arrest by passing on unsubstantiated information about alleged criminal intentions to officials in Afghanistan.

But the Federal Criminal Police (BKA) in Wiesbaden said they had not passed any information to foreign officials that might have led to the man’s arrest.

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The Frankfurt state prosecutor launched an investigation against Haddid N. in July 2010 based on suspicions he planned to train at a militant camp in Pakistan, the paper reported.

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11:32 January 26, 2011 by Frenemy
"But the Federal Criminal Police (BKA) in Wiesbaden said they had not passed any information to foreign officials that might have led to the man¦#39;s arrest."

How does that in anyway exculpate the other "German security forces" from handing over intel (that's probably accurate) to its allies?

It could also have been BND or BfV (or one of the other 3 intel services that most people haven't even heard about) that led to his arrest...
19:23 January 26, 2011 by fryintl
If the "Kid" is guilty of something, why protect him. I hate it, but I fear this world is being polarized by religion and hate, and soon we may find Muslims against everyone else, and it doesn't look good for the muslims. THey can bomb us but teh rest of the world can annihilate them, and who wins then?

Who wins then?
21:00 January 26, 2011 by Frenemy
This has nothing to do with Muslims (per se) and everything to do with misguided religious zealots.

Anyone who intentionally kills (or aims to kill) civilians deserves a bullet in the head (regardless of race, creed, religion or nationality).
00:03 January 28, 2011 by fryintl
Frenemy: Amen to that brother from another mother
22:49 January 28, 2011 by surj
If found guilty, #3 as per you say " a bullet in the head [regardless of race,creed,religion or nationality] see www.thereligionofpeace.com
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