Sixth man held in custody after British anti-terror raids
BRITAIN: A man was remanded in custody Saturday, charged with
withholding information about a potential act of terrorism following
anti-terrorism raids in Britain last week.
Appearing before judge Timothy Workman at City of Westminster
Magistrates Court in London, Basiru Gassama, 29, spoke only to give his
address and date of birth.
He was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear before the same
court next Thursday.
Gassama appeared in court a day after five other suspects were
remanded in custody until February 23 after being seized in the same
raids, which occurred on January 31 in the city of Birmingham, central
Parviz Khan, a 36-year-old Muslim, is facing charges linked to an
alleged plot to kidnap and kill a British Muslim soldier.
Mohammed Irfan, 30, Zahoor Iqbal, 29, Hamid Elasmar, 43, and Amjad
Mahmood, 31, have been charged over helping supply equipment and funding
of a terrorist act, allegations which Khan also faces.
Security sources have said the alleged plot involved plans to kidnap
and behead a British Muslim soldier, and then post a video of the
execution on the Internet.
London, Sunday, AFP