Pakistanis denied British bail over Qaeda suspicions
AFP | August 15, 2009
LONDON: Five Pakistani students arrested in a major anti-terror swoop in Britain were denied bail due to a series of emails, which could have implicated them in an Al Qaeda plot, a judge revealed on Friday. Judge John Mitting said a string of emails were exchanged between one of the men – identified only as XC – and an Al Qaeda associate. The emails XC sent to “Sohaib” seemed to refer to a “nikah” but the security services believe otherwise. The Security Service believes references to named girls could be to ingredients from which an explosive device could be made and reference to nikah is ‘most likely’ reference to an intended attack.