Thursday, May 28, 2009

Terrorism: Brazil releases website owner thought to be linked to terrorist groups

Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil have released a Lebanese man who was arrested three weeks ago for operating a web site that authorities suspected could be linked to terrorists.

Federal prosecutor Ana Leticia Absy says a court ordered the unidentified man's release this week after investigators found no evidence that linked him to terrorist groups.

In a statement, Absy says the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initially alerted Brazilian authorities after the man posted inflammatory anti-U.S. comments in Arabic on his Internet site.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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