Four police officers charged over UK attack

British prosecutors say four police officers will face criminal charges over an alleged attack on a terrorism suspect.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 18:02 PM IST

London: British prosecutors say four police
officers will face criminal charges over an alleged attack on
a terrorism suspect.

The Crown Prosecution Service said today the men are
accused of assaulting Babar Ahmad when he was arrested in
2003.
Ahmad, a 36-year-old 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.

The European Court of Human Rights has halted his
extradition to the US until it makes a ruling next year on his
case.
The police officers will appear at a London court on
September 22 on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm

Last year, London police paid out 60,000 pounds (USD
95,000) in damages over the case.

PTI