British Citizen Detained [Archives:2000/20/Local News]

May 15 2000

A British citizen was detaind on May 8 by the political security. Asked to comment on this, the said individual stated that he was detained while he was on his way to work when a land cruiser forced the taxi he was aboard to pull over. He said that a number of armed men then surrounded the taxi and took him by force. “In the headquarters of the PSO, I was asked about my origin, my work, and even my wife’s color”, he said adding that he was accused of speaking standard Arabic and attending religious lessons. He said that he was released after an hour without any reason and that he was arrested before but has so far given no reason why.