Uganda: Interpol Joins Hunt for Terrorists

June 11, 2012

AllAfrica on June 7, 2012 released the following:

“BY STEVEN CANDIA,

The International Police (Interpol) has joined the hunt for terror suspects suspected to be in Uganda.

At least four suspected terrorists are believed to have sneaked into Uganda recently, prompting the security agencies to issue security alert.

The Police have circulated photographs of the suspected terrorists and heightened security in the Capital City as well as other urban areas including Mbarara where the national Heroes’ Day celebrations will be held this weekend. The measures include manning security at some of the shopping centres and high-rise buildings.

The terror suspects, some wanted in Kenya, include Martin Muller alias Ahmed Khaled Andreas; Emrah Erdogan Alias Imraan AL-Kurdy Alias Salahaddin AL-Kurdy and another who is believed to have sneaked into the country on board a Kalita bus from Kenya. Whereas Muller is German, Erdogan is German of Turkish origin.

Last weekend, the security agencies arrested another terror suspect only identified as Hussein, who was described as a high value target.

The director Interpol and International relations, Asan Kasingye said Interpol has sought for vital information including the finger prints of top Al-Shabaab terror suspects, wanted by Uganda.

A formal request by the Lyon based body was made on Wednesday to the Uganda National Central bureau, recently turned into a directorate.

“Internationally they are wanted and Lyon (Interpol headquarters) has made a formal request for their finger prints,” the director Interpol and International relations Asan Kasingye said.

Kasingye said they were working with other the security agencies in the region to gather the necessary data on the wanted terrorists.

Another suspected terrorists security agencies are seeking for is Abubarker Nur Hussein, a top commander of the Somalia based militants who travelled through Entebbe International Airport undetected by airport security. Kasingye said even though Abubarker Nur Hussein’s passport was seized by AMISOM forces in Somalia, getting his finger prints has proven an odious task.

The passport was recovered early this year from Al-Shabaab hideouts in Al fitri, 12kms, north of Mogadishu by the UPDF and indicates that Abubarker Nur Hussein, a Somali national, aged 61 entered Uganda in July last year. However, there is no evidence in the form of a Uganda visa to show that he exited the country.

Kasingye said that although Nur Hussein claims to have been born in 1951 he looks younger than 61 on his passport picture.

Uganda, Kasingye said, has not requested Interpol to issue red notices for the terror suspects, because they are not Ugandan nationals.

“If the suspect is not a Ugandan but has been committing cross border crimes, it is the country from which the suspect hails to write to Interpol requesting for the notice to be issued,” he said.

A red notice is issued for arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition.

Kasingye said they have also acquired more equipment to reinforced their unit to send out pictures of the suspects to all 12 members states in the Eastern Africa arrangement so as to shrink the space for the suspects, with the view of having them arrested.

Meanwhile, Police have taken over the security of high rise buildings in the city in the wake of renewed threats from the Somali outfit-the Al-Shabaab. Police took over the security of many of the buildings in the city centre on Monday.

“We have reinforced security on high rise buildings and vital installations in the city,” Deputy Kampala police spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi said yesterday. “Where security was not reliable we reinforced and where it was no there at all we took over,” he added.

The deployments, he said, will remain in place until such time when the management of the buildings improve the security of the structures.”

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Despite Interpol notice, Turkey says it won’t extradite Iraq’s Sunni vice president

May 9, 2012

Washington Post on May 9, 2012 released the following:

“By Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Turkey said Wednesday that it has no plans to send Iraq’s vice president, who is currently in Turkey, back to Iraq for prosecution even after Interpol placed him on its most-wanted list.

Iraq has charged Tariq al-Hashemi with terrorism, accusing him of guiding and financing death squads that targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. Al-Hashemi, a Sunni, says the charges are false and motivated by the political enmity of the Shiite-led leadership in Baghdad.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bekir Bozdag, said al-Hashemi is in Turkey for medical treatment and that Turkey had no plans to extradite him.

“I am not sure whether there will be a new evaluation in the period ahead,” Bozdag said. “But as the government, our position in this is very clear. We would not extradite someone to whom we’ve given support.”

The minister also noted that Turkey had not had enough cooperation from Iraq in its efforts to detain supporters of the Kurdish rebel group PKK, which carries out attacks inside Turkey from bases in northern Iraq.

Interpol said on its website that it has issued a so-called “red notice” for al-Hashemi, responding to a request from Baghdad. A red notice by Interpol seeks the arrest of a wanted person with a view to eventual extradition. The subjects of red notices are considered to be on the organization’s most-wanted list.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said the red notice for al-Hashemi “will significantly restrict his ability to travel and cross international borders.””

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Interpol notice against embassy car blast conspirators soon

March 23, 2012

Deccan Herald on March 21, 2012 released the following:

“Delhi Police are all set to get Interpol red notice issued against three Iranian nationals suspected to be the key conspirators behind the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the city.

Police have requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to approach Interpol headquarters in France for issuing the international notice against Houshang Afshar Irani, 39, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, 49, and Mohammadreza Abolghasemi, 45.

“The notice is believed to be in the final stages of being processed and is expected to be issued soon,” a police official said. It is believed that this could be as early as Thursday evening.

The red notice requests (provisional) arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition. It is considered to be the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.

The Interpol, however, does not have the authority to issue arrest warrants.
The passport details of Afshar Irani (I17287444/ issued on January 9, 2010), Mahdiansadr (J14922614/ issued on December 25, 2008) and Abolghasemi (F14772374/ issued on December 2, 2008) were earlier provided to the CBI.

Delhi Police commissioner B K Gupta has confirmed that the trio had done a recce on the Israeli Embassy and its surrounding areas in Delhi with freelance journalist Sayed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi to carry out the bomb attack on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren’s car.

Koren was on her way from the Israeli embassy to pick up her children from school when a magnetic bomb ripped apart her vehicle at around 3:15 pm on February 13. She along with her driver and two others was wounded in the attack.

Kazmi was arrested on March 6 for ‘providing logistic support’ to the trio.

After questioning, he was booked under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and under section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Delhi Police have already obtained open warrants under Section VII A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) against the three men and Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, another Iranian national accused of being one of the bombers in the triple explosions in Bangkok.

Masoud is also believed to have guided the bombers in Delhi. He was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 15, a day after three explosions rocked the Thai capital.”

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