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Amin Asmin Tariq

Detained and released

ImportanceVery Low
RoleDetained and released
Alias(es)Asim Tariq2
Date of BirthJune 7, 19831
In connection withUK Foils Transatlantic Bombings
Narrative and Notes
  • British authorities arrested Tariq on Aug. 10, 2006, and released him without charge on Aug. 23, 2006.
  • Bank of England froze assets Aug. 11, 2006.
  • Address in Walthamstow, London, UK, E17.
  • Worked as security guard at Heathrow Airport, according to neighbors.1,3,4
  • Married with at least one child.2
  • Wife may have also been detained in raid, but this may not square with statements that only two women were arrested; one is Cossor Ali, but reports also say the wives of Amin Tariq and Waheed Arafat Kahn were detained. It is possible that one of the women was not in fact arrested.3
    1 Bank of England press release, Aug. 11, 2006.
    2 The Daily Mail, Aug. 11, 2006.
    3 'The arrested suspects.' The Daily Telegraph, Aug. 13, 2006.
    4 'British Charge 12th Suspect in Airline Terror Plot.' The Associated Press, Aug. 25, 2006.
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