Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee, author Moazzam Begg arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Moazzam Begg gestures poses outside the United States Embassy in London, Friday, March 3, 2006. In "Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back," the first book known to be published by a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Begg says his three years in detention were marked by beatings, fear and unexpected friendships with his captors. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

February 26, 2014 8:33:10 AM PST
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who has written a book about his time in Gitmo and campaigned for the rights of terrorism suspects was arrested today on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and involvement in terrorism in Syria, British police told ABC News.

Moazzam Begg was arrested by specialist counter-terrorism police in the city of Birmingham, England, in an operation stemming from unspecified intelligence. Two other men and a woman were arrested in the operation and suspected of "facilitating terrorism overseas," according to police who say there was no immediate risk to public safety. None of the four have been charged. Their homes are being searched by police officers.

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