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Woolwich murder, the MI6 connection: Younger brother of Michael Adebolajo 'was paid thousands to spy in Middle East'

Daily Mail | The younger brother of one of the men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby was paid thousands of pounds by MI6 as part of spying operations in the Middle East, The Mail on Sunday has discovered. Jeremiah Adebolajo, who uses the name Abul Jaleel, was also asked to help ‘turn’ his brother, Michael, to work for MI5, who were already aware of Michael’s close links to extremist groups. The claims are made by the Adebolajo family and a well-placed source who contacted The Mail on Sunday.

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Woolwich attack: MI5 'offered job to suspect'

BBC | MI5 asked Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them about six months before the killing, a childhood friend has said. Abu Nusaybah told BBC Newsnight his friend - one of two men arrested after Drummer Lee Rigby's murder in south-east London on Wednesday - had rejected the approach from the security service. The BBC could not obtain any confirmation from Whitehall sources. Abu Nusaybah was arrested at the BBC after giving the interview.

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MI6 told agent they could not kill al-Qaeda leader

Telegraph | MI6 passed up an opportunity to kill a senior leader of al-Qaeda because lawyers advised them they would be breaking the law, it can be disclosed. The agent who came up with the plan says that he was cut off by the British security services after he took the idea to the CIA. He was told that the British were no longer allowed to work with him because they were not allowed to get involved in assassinations.


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Terrorism :: 1267 Views :: 0 Comments
Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials

Guardian | In 2004, Fatima Bouchar and her husband, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, were detained en route to the UK, and rendered to Libya. This is the story of their imprisonment, and the trail of evidence that reveals the involvement of the British government. Fatima Bouchar, the wife of Abdul Hakim Belhaj. Both were detained in 2004 in Bangkok with the help of MI6 and rendered to Libya. Photograph: Irina Kalashnikova for the Guardian

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Civil Liberties :: 987 Views :: 0 Comments
Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan

Telegraph | Landline and mobile phone companies and broadband providers will be ordered to store the data for a year and make it available to the security services under the scheme. The databases would not record the contents of calls, texts or emails but the numbers or email addresses of who they are sent and received by.

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Civil Liberties :: 1266 Views :: 0 Comments
Baha Mousa report criticises 'cowardly and violent' British soldiers

Guardian | 'I had my knee in his back. To control him': theatre tackles the Baha Mousa inquiry. British soldiers inflicted "violent and cowardly" assaults on Iraqi civilians, subjecting them to "gratuitous" kickings and beatings, an inquiry into the death of the detainee Baha Mousa has found. In a devastating indictment of military culture, the retired appeal court judge Sir William Gage ruled that there was widespread ignorance of what was permitted in handling prisoners of war.

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Civil Liberties :: 3614 Views :: 0 Comments
MI5 former chief decries 'war on terror'
Guardian | MI5's former director general Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller during her 2011 BBC Reith lecture. Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of MI5, delivered a withering attack on the invasion of Iraq, decried the term "war on terror", and held out the prospect of talks with al-Qaida.
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MI5 files: Nazis plotted to kill Allied troops with coffee

Telegraph | The Nazis planned to kill Allied troops with poisoned coffee, chocolate and cigarettes, as part of a terrorist campaign in liberated Europe, newly disclosed MI5 documents show. Female agents were also to be sent to kill senior Allied commanders using microbes hidden in handbag mirrors, according to interrogation reports.

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MI5 seeks "mobile surveillance officers"

BBC | How observant are you when walking down the street? And do you think you could follow people around without them knowing? These questions are being asked by MI5 as it launches a new campaign to recruit "mobile surveillance officers". The job involves watching and following people that the Security Service is investigating, whether on car or on foot, and in some cases also photographing them.

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MI5 and police attacked over secrecy as 7/7 inquest opens

Telegraph | More than five years after the 7 July London bombings, the inquests into the deaths of the 52 people murdered in the attacks will begin today. But the transparency of the process has been questioned after both MI5 and the Metropolitan Police made requests for some information to be kept secret.

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Terrorism :: 907 Views :: 0 Comments
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