Tuesday, March 20, 2007

American is held by Ethiopian forces

According to the McClatchy newspaper chain, Amir Mohamed Meshal, 24, a U.S. citizen who was caught fleeing the fighting in Somalia, was questioned by FBI agents in Kenya about possible links to al-Qaeda, then forced to return to Somalia. There he was handed over to Ethiopian forces and sent to Addis Abeba, the Ethiopian capital, where he is now imprisoned. There, he is being "visited regularly" by FBI agents, according to U.S. officials in Washington.

The full story — extraordinary and unsettling, in my view — can be accessed by clicking on the title, above. As time permits, I'll add some excerpts from the McClatchy report here.

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