Thursday, December 11, 2008

JI member released

Press Release: The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Suspected Jemaah Islamiah terrorist Yazid Sufaat, who allegedly housed several terrorists involved in the September 2001 attacks on the United States, has been freed from under the Internal Security Act.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Yazid, 44, was released together with another Malaysian on Nov 24.

“We released him as he had shown remorse and repentance after almost seven years of rehabilitation.

“He was released on several conditions. He has to report to the police regularly and cannot leave Selangor without police permission.

“Our officers will also be monitoring him as well as several others who have been released over the past years to ensure they do not go back to their old ways,’’ he said.

It is learnt that the government had over the past year released 17 suspected JI members including eight Indonesians.

Yazid, a biochemistry graduate from a university in the US who was detained in Jan 2002, is said to have allowed his home to be used in early 2000 as a meeting place for al-Qaeda members planning the Sept 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

Two of the men were identified as Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who were aboard the plane which crashed into the Pentagon in Washington.

The former militrary officer had also been implicated in the 2000 Christmas Eve bombings in Medan.

He was also questioned by US investigators in November 2002 over his connection with French citizen Zacarias Moussaoui.

Yazid’s wife, Sejahtul Dursina @ Chomel Mohamad, an IT company director in Ampang, was also detained under the ISA.

The California State University graduate who was nabbed on April 17, 2002, but released on June 13 in 2002.
(Those who involved in terrorist activities can be released with about the HINDRAF 5?)

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