Lahore: Interpol has issued Red Corner
notices for five American Muslim youths arrested in Pakistan
last month for alleged terror links but authorities plan to
put them on trial under local anti-terrorism laws, a senior
police official said on Sunday.
"Interpol has issued the red warrants for them but we
will first try them under our own laws before entertaining any
such request," said Usman Anwar, the police chief of Sargodha
district, where the youths were arrested.
"They will be indicted in the Sargodha district and
sessions` court on January 4 under the Anti-Terrorism Act and
Pakistan Penal Code for criminal conspiracy against the state
and plotting terror attacks in Pakistan and a foreign land,"
Anwar told a news agency.
The five youths could face life imprisonment if they
are convicted under the charges framed by the Pakistani
Waqar Hussain Khan, 22, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, 20,
Ramy Zamzam, 22, Iman Hassan Yemer, 17 and Omar Farooq, 24
were arrested in Sargodha on December 9.
The Lahore High Court has already ruled that they
cannot be extradited or handed over to any foreign agency
without the court being informed.
The International Criminal Police Organisation ? is an
organisation of 188 countries facilitating international