Wednesday, August 03, 2005

War on Terror - extraditions, compensation & dead

Haroon Rashid Aswat may be deported to the UK from Zambia after he fled there following the London terror attacks. The US authorities are also seeking his extradition in connection with an alleged setting up of a terror training camp in Oregon, USA. [BBC]

Police have said there is a 600% rise in hate crimes since the attacks, compared to the same period last year. [BBC]
£11,000 compensation has been allocated to each of the victims of the 7th July attacks. The figure is set by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Following the 9/11 attacks in the United States, victims families each received £2M.

In Iraq, 14 US troops have died in a roadside bomb attack. It brings the total of US casualties in the last three days to 21. Fifty four US troops were lost to insurgent attacks last month. [Iraq Casualties] An American journalist, Steven Vincent, has been found shot dead in Basra four days after he wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times criticizing the spread of Shi'ite Islamist fundamentalism in the southern Iraqi city. He was found late Tuesday with multiple gun shot wounds to the chest according to Reuters.
[11:49 GMT 03/08/2005]

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