Sent from Pakistan: France charges al Qaeda man

Naamen Meziche was allegedly once connected to al Qaeda’s so-called ‘Hamburg cell’, which planned the 9/11 attacks.


Afp October 13, 2013
Intelligence officials believe Naamen Meziche was once connected to al Qaeda’s so-called ‘Hamburg cell’, which planned the 9/11 attacks. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

PARIS:


A French-Algerian man suspected of al Qaeda ties and deported from Pakistan earlier this week has been charged with terror offences, French judicial officials said on Saturday.


Intelligence officials believe Naamen Meziche was once connected to al Qaeda’s so-called ‘Hamburg cell’, which planned the 9/11 attacks on the United States.


Deported on Tuesday, he was charged and remanded in custody in Paris on Friday for criminal conspiracy in relation with a terrorist enterprise, with a view to carrying out criminal acts, the source said. Meziche had been in Pakistani custody since being arrested in May 2012 in the southwest of the country along with three other suspected French jihadis, who were sent back to France in April and charged on the same count.


Meziche left France in the early 1990s for Afghanistan, then for Germany where he is alleged to have come into close contact with the ‘Hamburg Cell’. 

Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2013.

COMMENTS (6)

Shehzaad | 7 years ago | Reply

@BruteForce: An Indian calling Pakistan "the epicenter of terror" -Joke of the day! And what are we supposed to call Indian army which is killing innocent Kashmiris on a daily basis, supporting TTP and BLA terrorists inside Pakistan?

Someone | 7 years ago | Reply @ Green Tiger So you want to protect all terrorists in Pakistan & not hand them over to European countries,since the terrorists are muslims ? That's what pti & pmln must do ? Protect terrorists because they're muslims ?
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