Pakistani terrorism suspect held in Britain on US warrant
British police Wednesday arrested a Pakistani national wanted for trial on terrorism charges in the US, Scotland Yard in London said, DPA reborted
Abid Naseer, 24, was among 12 men seized in connection with a suspected terrorist plot in northern England last year.
But he recently won a court battle to stay in Britain where a judge ruled that his safety could not be guaranteed if he was returned to Pakistan.
Scotland Yard said Naseer had been arrested "pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant issued on July 7, 2010, at the request of the United States government."
"Naseer's extradition is sought by the United States government for the purposes of standing trial," a statement said.
A spokesman said Naseer was accused by the US authorities of providing material for a foreign terrorist organization, providing support for a terrorist conspiracy and of plotting to use a destructive device.