Radio Islam boss off wanted list

2010-03-31 21:39

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The CEO of UK-based broadcaster, Radio Islam, arrested in South Africa after appearing on Interpol's most wanted list, was removed from the list, the Media Review Network (MRN) said on Wednesday.

MRN chairperson Iqbal Jassat said Mohammed Ali Harrath received information on Wednesday that he was no longer on the list.

"Confirmation of his de-listing was received this morning, which means that Mr Harrath has no record either as a so-called 'terror' or 'criminal' suspect as originally classified at the behest of the Tunisian regime," Jassat said.

He said Harrath's office in the UK told him that he and 10 other Tunisians were taken off the wanted list.

Hawks spokesperson Musa Zondi could not deny or confirm Harrath's de-listing.

Harrath, 47, was arrested on January 24 when his passport was scanned on arrival at the OR Tambo airport and showed a red flag notice - used by Interpol to track the movement of people on its wanted list.

The MRN, in co-operation with the non-governmental organisation for the Protection of Constitutional Democracy, applied for an interdict to prevent him from being extradited to his home country Tunisia.

Jassat said Harrath was a political refugee who sought asylum in the UK, after leaving Tunisia about 20 years ago.

Although the MRN was relieved after hearing the news of Harrath's de-listing, the organisation still wanted the South African government to investigate his arrest.

"It is inexplicable that Harrath was able to clear immigration without any red alerts. After having entered the public arena at OR Tambo (airport) he is then detained."

All charges against Harrath were dropped in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

- SAPA
Read more on:    interpol  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Camping gear!

We’ve got all your camping must have’s right here at mind blowing low prices. Check them out now!

Herbex – buy 3 & get 1 free!

Fat burn packs, appetite control chewies, stretch mark cream and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

30% off Jinger Jack handbags

Spice up your wardrobe and save 30% on stylish Jinger Jack handbags. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 books & pay for 2

The cheapest of the 3 books will be free. Offer valid while stocks last. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

Deal of the week!

Hisense 40” Full HD LED Television now R3999. Offer valid while stocks last. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to network and share your ideas and thoughts with your colleagues and friends. Information overload is...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.