Former Gitmo Terrorist Arrested in Uganda as Suspect in Prosecutor’s Shooting Death
Ugandan authorities arrested former Gitmo terrorist Jamal Kiyemba and three others on Tuesday.
Kiyemba was held at Guantanamo Bay after his arrest by Pakistani police in 2001. Kiyemba is a convert to Islam who once lived in Britain before he traveled to Pakistan. (WN)
Authorities are questioning Kiyemba on his role in his possible role in the shooting death of Uganda prosecutor Joan Kagezi.
Voice of America reported:
Hunting for suspects in the killing of a prosecutor who pursued Islamic extremists, Ugandan authorities arrested a Ugandan man who had previously been held by the United States at its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before being released in 2006.
Jamal Kiyemba was arrested with three others in a Kampala suburb Tuesday, Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said on Wednesday. Enanga said U.S. officials helped track down Kiyemba.
He said there was no conclusive evidence tying Kiyemba to the killing on March 30 of Ugandan prosecutor Joan Kagezi, but that detectives were questioning him about his possible role and about other offenses. Kagezi had been a prosecutor in the ongoing trial of 12 suspects accused of being involved in the July 2010 bombings here in which more than 70 people were killed while watching the soccer World Cup final on TV. The attack was carried out by al-Shabab, the Somali Islamic extremist group.
A U.S. military file signed by the then commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood, said Kiyemba was arrested by Pakistani police near Peshawar as he attempted to enter Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the company of a probable al-Qaida operative, a suspected al-Qaida operative and a “low-level jihadist.”
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