Guantanamo Bay inmate free to roam in Britain

February 7th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 7 (ANI): Ethiopian Guantanamo Bay inmate Binyam Mohamed will be free to roam in Britain even though he has no right to reside here.

British Ministers are powerless to put him under house arrest because the US has dropped all charges against him.

The MI5 and anti-terror cops will be forced to watch him round the clock at a huge cost to tax- payers, The Sun reported.

Mohamed, 30, was given exceptional leave to remain in the UK in 2000, which expired in 2004. Now, government insiders admit that he would get permission to stay again even though he does not qualify.

Last night the Conservatives demanded answers from Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

Shadow foreign secretary William Hague wrote: If Mohamed were to be returned now he would presumably have to reapply for leave to enter the country on his arrival. Can you confirm if this is the case and if preparations for lodging an application have been made?

Miliband has admitted to MPs that Mohamed will be back in the UK soon. Insiders predict it will be this month.

The Sun reported that how Mohamed confessed to getting top-level terrorist training at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. He later insisted his confession was extracted under torture.

Mohamed left his family in the US to come to Britain on his own as a teenager. He lived on benefits and became hooked on drugs.

In 2000 he converted to Islam and in June 2001 he flew to Afghanistan. (ANI)

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