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SLUG: 2-306076 Kenya-Suspect Freed (L-O)
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DATE= 8/1/03

TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT (L-ONLY)

TITLE= KENYA/SUSPECT FREED

NUMBER=2-306076

BYLINE= CATHY MAJTENYI

DATELINE= NAIROBI

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INTRO: A Kenyan terrorist suspect arrested in Malawi in June has been freed and returned to Kenya. Cathy Majtenyi reports from Nairobi.

TEXT: Khalif Abdi Hussein was one of five suspects arrested by Malawian and U-S officials on suspicion of being associated with the terrorist network al-Qaida.

At the time of his arrest, the 32-year-old Islamic studies teacher, who is a Kenyan citizen, had been teaching in Malawi as a missionary.

Until recently, Mr. Hussein's family and Kenyan authorities did not know where he was being held.

Mr. Hussein said after his release he is considering taking legal action against those involved in his June 24 arrest and detention.

An official of the National Muslim Council, Nazlin Omar Rajpul, spoke on behalf of the family.

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Is it going to be an international court he's going to take this matter to or is it just locally? These are issues that he still wants to decide.

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She says Mr. Hussein is traumatized and unwell, and is considering his next move. (Signed)

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