Pakistan has released an al Qaida suspect whose computer contained information about plots against American buildings. When Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan was arrested in Pakistan in July 2004, he had computer files containing surveillance information on the International Monetary Fund building in Washington, D.C., the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, and other sites. Pakistani authorities said information from Khan’s arrest helped them catch one of the men involved in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Yet Khan was never brought before a court, and his lawyer didn’t know where he was being held. His release this week is part of a Supreme Court push to force the government to charge or release the hundreds of “disappeared” terror suspects.
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