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A member of parliament has asked the Foreign Ministry to investigate the Al Muntada Trust, a London-based charity that raises funds for projects in Africa, for possible links to Boko Haram in Nigeria. The charity group has featured radical speakers in the past, and last year "secretly" flew in aid to Somalia.
A British businessman is seeking to prosecute Babar Ahmad, who has been in British custody since his 2004 arrest and is fighting extradition to the US. Ahmad ran a London-based website hosted in the US that supported the Taliban and other Islamist militants.
Two convicted al Qaeda plotters, Salahuddin Amin and Rangzieb Ahmed asked the European Court of Human Rights to overturn their convictions due to alleged torture by Pakistani authorities. A leading UK barrister said the case could be the first time the ECHR intervened in judgments of fact, a development he termed "unacceptable."
Khalid Mahmood, a Labour MP from Birmingham, expressed concern that an increasing number of Syrian residents of the UK risk radicalization by being drawn into the conflict in Syria. Among the "dozens of men" said to have left the UK to fight in Syria, some are not Syrian, and the number of fighters traveling from Britain to Syria is growing.