From the BBC,”Suspects shown ‘al-Qaeda lists'” with thanks to Cristina:
The BBC has uncovered evidence that the police and security services have compiled lists – some containing names of innocent people – to show to suspected al-Qaeda terrorists when interrogating them.
I met Ghalem Belhadj at his solicitor’s office in Glasgow. A big man, over 6ft, dressed in Islamic shalwar-kameez, and beard. There is no doubt he is a Muslim. And he says, with no irony in his voice, that means he must be a terrorist.
Well, that is what Strathclyde Police must have thought for, he says, they bashed down his door and arrested him. Despite his repeated denials he was jailed for three months and then released without charge.
“First time I think it was immigration and after that they gave me a sheet of paper in Arabic, it say they stop you and say you are for group terrorist,” he says in broken English, “They stop me, I was surprised and put me in white suit and they took me to Glasgow, to Govan Police Station. ”
Mr Belhadj’s account gives us a new insight into how terrorist suspects are dealt with in custody. They are shown a list of names and photographs of people suspected of having links to al-Qaeda and questioned about them.
“When I see photos I started to smile, you know because these were innocent people. I meet these people in the Mosque sometimes, at prayer on a Friday. Every Friday they are together for special prayer,” he said…
We see British lawsuits on the horizon…