US ‘jihad seekers’ move bail application in Pak court

February 17th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): Terming the evidence against them as ‘vague’, the five American ‘jihad seekers’, who were arrested last year from Sargodha, have moved a bail application in a Pakistani court.

However, there are very bleak chances of them being released on bail.”There are very limited chances for the bail of the accused. They are facing life imprisonment if put on trial and found guilty,” The Daily Times quoted Public prosecutor Nadeem Akram Cheema, as saying.

The five accused, who were arrested on charges of ties with terror groups linked with the Al-Qaeda, had pleaded innocence, and said that they were being ’set up’ and tortured by the FBI and the Pakistani police.

Waqar Hussain Khan (22), Virginia, Ahmed Abdullah Mani (20), Virginia, Ramay S Zamzam (22), Iman Hasan Yamar (17), California and Omar Farouk (24), Virginia, were arrested in Sargodha on December 9, for “plotting terror attacks in Pakistan and Afghansitan, and are locked in a Pakistani jail without being charged.

Pakistan has made it clear that the men, all in their late 20s, would not be deported to the US and that they would be prosecuted in the country itself. (ANI)

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