September 30, 2004


Muslim freed by US issues terror threats (Julian Isherwood, 01/10/2004, Daily Telegraph)

Danish authorities said yesterday they might have to return a recently-released Guantanamo Bay prisoner to US custody after he said cabinet ministers were fair targets and vowed to travel to fight Russian forces in Chechnya.

"I'm going to Chechnya to fight for the Muslims," Slimane Hadj Abderahmane said in a television interview.

Earlier, Mr Abderahmane said the Danish prime minister and defence minister were targets.

"Denmark is the only country that hasn't realised that a country's leaders are legitimate targets of war in a war situation.

"If you're not prepared to accept those consequences, then don't go to war," said Mr Abderahmane, who added that he planned to go underground and would not appear in public again.

Lene Espersen, the justice minister, ordered a police investigation, particularly into whether Mr Abderahmane's plans to travel to Chechnya breached release agreements with the United States which would require his detention or return to American custody.

"I urge the government to pack him off back to the Americans," said Pia Kjaersgaard, the leader of the Danish People's Party, the minority government's coalition partner.

Hey, you wanted him back.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 30, 2004 10:55 PM
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