The Sun : Apology Call Over 'Terror 12'

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apology Call Over 'Terror 12'

By GUY PATRICK | April 23, 2009

THE last of 12 suspects held over an alleged Easter bomb plot were freed without charge yesterday.

Their release came as Mohammed Ayub — lawyer to three of the men — said the men should receive an “unreserved apology”.

He said: “Our clients have no criminal history and were here lawfully.

“Our clients are neither extremists nor terrorists.”

All the men have been transferred to the UK Borders Agency — and 11 face deportation back to their native Pakistan.

Opposition politicians called the release an “embarrassment” to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Police swooped on them two weeks ago after ex-terror chief Bob Quick was pictured carrying documents about the raids.

The Muslim Council of Britain accused Gordon Brown of “dishonourable” behaviour for saying the authorities were investigating a major terror plot.