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


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