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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Justice Department: Soft on Terrorist

Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 12:00 AM


Effort here to charge London suspect was blocked

By Hal Bernton and David Heath
Seattle Times staff reporters

The Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case.

British authorities suspect Aswat of taking part in the July 7 London bombings, which killed 56 and prompted an intense worldwide manhunt for him....