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Zambia ready to turn over London bombings suspect to UK

[JURIST] Zambian authorities said on Wednesday that a suspect in the July 7 London bombings will be deported to Britain. Haroon Rashid Aswat [Wikipedia profile], a British man being held by Zambian police [JURIST report], is under investigation for 20 phone calls he allegedly made to some of the bombers from his cell phone. He is also alleged to have connections to previous terrorist plans, and told investigators that he was once a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Although Aswat's return to Britain is proceeding, the return of Hamdi Isaac, arrested in Italy in connection with the July 21 attempted bombings [JURIST report] in London, may take weeks. AP has more.

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