Pakistani spy agency given ultimatum
February 10th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Pakistani spy agency given ultimatum

By Reza Sayah

Pakistan's Supreme Court gave the country's secretive and powerful spy agency a midnight deadline to hand over seven detainees who were allegedly arrested without due process and injured while in its custody, a lawyer representing several of the detainees told CNN Friday.

A three-judge panel delivered the ultimatum after a lawyer representing the ISI, or Inter-Services Intelligence, failed to bring the detainees to court as earlier ordered.

"The court wants the detainees in court today and they're not accepting any excuses," said attorney Tariq Asad. "The court has said they have until midnight to produce the detainees, even if it means bringing them to court in a helicopter."

Read the rest of Reza's story here

Filed under: ISI • Pakistan
Singapore court says four suspects can be extradited to U.S.
February 10th, 2012
06:01 AM ET

Singapore court says four suspects can be extradited to U.S.

By Elizabeth Neisloss, for CNN

A Singapore court ruled Friday that four people can be extradited to the United States to face conspiracy charges after electronic components from a U.S. company were smuggled to Iran and ended up in explosives in Iraq.

The case is part of an effort by the U.S. to link Iran with attacks on its forces in Iraq.

The four Singaporeans - three men and a woman - were arrested in late October. They contested the extradition proceedings, and have 15 days to appeal.

U.S. authorities indicted them, as well as an Iranian citizen, on charges of funneling thousands of radio frequency modules from the United States to Iran. The Iranian citizen, Hossein Larijani, remained at large at the time of the indictment.


Filed under: Asia • Intelligence • Iran • Iraq • Middle East • Security Brief
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