Al-Qa’ida operative seized by US in Libya was granted asylum in UK in 1995
Tom footMPs are to demand a full explanation from the Home Secretary after it emerged that one the world's most wanted men was granted political asylum in Britain.
Abu Anas al-Liby, a trusted lieutenant of Osama bin Laden and at one time al-Qa’ida's chief computer expert, was arrested on Saturday in a US Delta Force operation in Tripoli, Libya.
Al-Liby, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqaie, was given asylum in Britain in 1995, and it is alleged he helped plan attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998 in which 224 people were killed.
Pour citer cette ressource :
"Al-Qa’ida operative seized by US in Libya was granted asylum in UK in 1995", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2013. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/al-qa-ida-operative-seized-by-us-in-libya-was-granted-asylum-in-uk-in-1995