Another Faisal Shahzad?

Afp May 12, 2010

SANTIAGO: Chilean prosecutors on Wednesday, dropped a veil of secrecy over the case of Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman Khan, a Pakistani citizen who was found with traces of explosives as he visited the US embassy to discuss a revoked visa.

Prosecutor Francisco Jasir issued a special decree that means no information about the police investigation can be released until after the interrogation process is complete or the suspect freed.

Chilean authorities on Tuesday extended the detention of Khan under the South American country's anti-terror laws.

Khan, 28, who has denied any terror ties, can be detained until Saturday without charge.

Experts found traces of a TNT explosive derivative on the young suspect's hands, cell phone, bag and documentation after he went through a security checkpoint on Monday, prompting embassy staff to notify police.

Khan insisted he did not know where the traces came from, and said that he was at the embassy only to renew his visa.

The State Department said in Washington that the embassy called Khan in, after revoking his US visa. It did not say why the visa had been revoked.


Saad Ahmed | 12 years ago | Reply If you really want to know the truth hear what Saif's nearones say about him, not just what the media is talking about. Improve your knowledge first before passing a judgement about someone. SURPRISE FROM NEARBY A number of people who had contact with the Pakistani (Saif) were surprised by the indictment to be interviewed. “He is absolutely a gentleman, very correct, like the ancient knights,” said Alex Garcia, head of reception and reservations of EuroHotel, where Khan made a practice of hotels. García is declared as the person who knows Khan because he worked daily with him for nearly a month, and was also an instructor of Spanish. Khan was born in Pakistan on August 21, 1982, is the son of a retired doctor and belongs to a middle class family, said Garcia. He arrived in Chile in January with the intention of studying Spanish and hospitality. “It is not the image of a terrorist. It is a friendly person, very respectful,” he told the AP the owner of the dormitory where he lived, who identified himself only as Gonzalo. “It was a quiet person who did not speak much because sometimes his Spanish was not very clear. In the kitchen shared with everyone,” he said. Gonzalo said Khan told him that he lived a few months in the U.S. and that his trip to Chile was motivated by learning Spanish. Garcia described him as “a very quiet, very correct, educated, speaks about five languages.” He noted that “one who is hotelier knows when another person knows the profession or not and Khan knows it. His dedication to service, very attentive.” Mohammed Rumi, secretary general of the Islamic community spokesman for the Chilean and As-Salam mosque, said Khan “came every Friday at the mosque, as all Muslims. No one person stood out because of conflict or problem, just the opposite, very quiet, very quiet. He related to everyone, talking to everyone, met his duties and left. “
Malik Adeel Imtiaz | 12 years ago | Reply Smile of Innocent not guilty. What a Conspiracy. Salute you Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman Khan.Pakistan is the secular state we are not extremist
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