Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Is Iran holding Abu Gaith? Kuwait is saying yes.

Kuwait has acknowledged for the first time that al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a former Kuwaiti citizen, is in Iranian custody, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday on its Web site.

There had been earlier unconfirmed reports that Iran was holding Abu Ghaith, but on Thursday, Kuwait's official news agency, Kuna, confirmed to the BBC that the Kuwaiti government had turned down an offer by Iran to extradite him to Kuwait.

Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh Nawaf al-Sabah was quoted as saying his country didn't want to take charge of Abu Ghaith. He said his Kuwaiti citizenship had been withdrawn after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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