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Amjad Sarwar

(Wrongly accused)

ImportanceVery Low
Role(Wrongly accused)
Rough Age28 as of 11-28-20061
Narrative and Notes
  • Gave interview to British television in which he said his brother, Assad, was not involved in terrorism.3
  • Inaccurate British media reports said he was arrested Aug. 10, 2006, with his brother during UK raids to break up airliner bombing plot and that he was released Aug. 11, 2006, without charge.
  • Sarwar sued the papers for libel; his lawyers said he had been paid 170,000 by the publishers of the Guardian, the Observer, the News of the World, the Mirror, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, the Independent, the Times, the Daily Express and the Daily Star.1,2,4
    1 The Daily Mail, Aug. 11, 2006.
    2 'The arrested suspects.' The Daily Telegraph, Aug. 13, 2006.
    3 Laville, Sandra and Richard Norton-Taylor. 'Brother says detainee went to camp run by Islamic sect.' The Guardian, Aug. 16, 2006
    4 "Papers compensate man wrongly implicated in alleged bomb plot." Guardian: Nov. 28, 2006.
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