Friday, July 22, 2005

Passport was of the Wrong Hasib Hussain

[BBC] - Evidence showing that all three of the London bombers of Pakistani descent visited Pakistan last year has been thrown into doubt.

On Monday Pakistan's Federal Immigration Agency (FIA) said that Hasib Hussain, with a British passport number, arrived in Karachi from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on 15 July 2004. Photographs of the passport were published in Pakistan and then around the world.

The passport details are actually those of a teenage boy living in High Wycombe, north-west of London -who has now been interviewed by Pakistani TV station ARY.

'I didn't want people looking at me saying, hey, you are supposed to be dead,' he told ARY, 'or someone saying that there goes the London bomber.'

When contacted by the BBC News website the FIA said: 'We have nothing to say on the matter at this stage.'

See also: London Bomb Al-Qaida Suspects Evaporate


Blogger suspicia said...

Think about this: several papers including the Guardian printed a story about Hasseb Hussain's alleged visit to Pakistan (backed up at the time by passport details which now turn out to have been from the wrong kid's passport).

A "cousin" of Hussain's, who "refused to be named" confirmed that Hussain did indeed visit Pakistan, and came back a "changed man, as if he had been brainwashed".

Why print this story without concrete evidence that this "cousin" really was a cousin? Now it turns out he couldn't have been a cousin at all, because they got the wrong Hussain.

So who was the "cousin" who spoke to the press, and how did he contact the press? Wouldn't that be interesting to know.

I'm checking the web to make absolutely sure Hussain's family were adamant he didn't go to Pakistan - will post it here as soon as I find it. I did find an article yesterday from the BBC website which suggested that only 2 of the "bombers" had gone to Pakistan after all.

Very interesting stuff.


2:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any new revelations on Hussain?

8:46 am  

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