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UN terror suspect back in Norway. Lawyer fights for man’s removal from UN terror list. A Norwegian citizen on the UN Security Council’s Specially Designated Global Terrorists list has returned to Norway. The 50-year-old man, originally from Somalia, was arrested and jailed for a month by Yemeni authorities at Sanaa airport on 31 January this year.

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UN terror suspect back in Norway

Published on Monday, 24th May, 2010 at 13:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 24th May 2010 at 15:35.

Lawyer fights for man’s removal from UN terror list.

United Nations building, NY
United Nations building, NY
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A Norwegian citizen on the UN Security Council’s Specially Designated Global Terrorists list has returned to Norway.

The 50-year-old man, originally from Somalia, was arrested and jailed for a month by Yemeni authorities at Sanaa airport on 31 January this year.

His family feared he’d been tortured, as they’d heard nothing from him since his apprehension.

He was put on the list in 2001 because of his former position as telecommunications manager for the Somali Al-Barakaat group of companies, which have been used by Osama bin Laden to transfer money, as well as a source of finance.

Ann Helen Aarø, the man’s lawyer, claims there’s no reason for her client to be on the list, and argues he will face similar and future problems if his name remains there.

“We’ve made requests for my client’s removal from the list to both the UN and the US Office of Foreign Assets Control,” she tells Aftenposten.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) confirms it’s in contact with the man’s lawyer, and is following the case’s progress.



Published on Monday, 24th May, 2010 at 13:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 24th May 2010 at 15:35.

This post has the following tags: un, terror, list, yemen, yemeni, authorities, ministy, foreign, affairs, norway, somali, somalia.





  
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