– TERROR SUSPECT ARRESTED IN KENYA – ESCAPED
A Somali terror suspect, Hussein Hashi Hemed Farah, carrying an Australian passport has escaped from custody in Kenya, local police said on Monday 03/22/2010.
Hussein Hashi Hemed Farah, was arrested at a border crossing in western Kenya, on 03/13/2010, when authorities suspected him of carrying an Australian forged passport. He was on a list of individuals barred from entering the country and a senior member of Somalia’s hardline al-Shabab Islamist rebel group. Al-Shabab has alleged links to worldwide terrorism group Al Qaeda, and is a listed terrorist organization in Australia (see – Melbourne 09 Cell).
Hussein Hashi Hemed Farah disappeared from custody a few hours after his arrest, a police officer said on condition of anonymity, and three policemen were sacked after his escape. “He must have colluded with the officers at the station for him to have been left to go,” the officer said.
The allafrica.com website said Hussein Hashi Hemed Farah might have fled to neighbouring Uganda. A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Australian government did not know if Mr Farah’s passport was forged.
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