4 British police officers to be charged with attacking terror suspect wanted by US


Four British police officers will face criminal charges over an alleged attack on a terrorism suspect wanted by authorities in the United States, prosecutors said Thursday.Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said the men are alleged to have assaulted Babar Ahmad during his arrest in 2003, when he suffered a series of injuries.

Ahmad, a 36-year-old British computer specialist, is accused by the United States of running websites used to raise money for terrorists, and of supplying them with gas masks and night vision goggles.Simon Clements of the prosecution service said the police officers would appear at a London court on Sept. 22 on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.
They have been placed on restricted duties. "It will now be for the jury to determine whether any police officer should be punished for the assault upon me," Ahmad said in a statement issued by his lawyer Fiona Murphy.

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