Terror suspect given UK asylum

Theresa May is to be questioned over why Al-Qaeda terror suspect Anas al-Libi, who captured by US special forces this weekend, was given asylum in Britain. The 49-year-old is accused of involvement in the American embassy bombings in east Africa.

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Home Secretary to face questions on terror suspect

Home Secretary Theresa May is to be questioned by MPs over why one of the world's most wanted Al Qaeda terror suspects - captured by US special forces this weekend - was given asylum in Britain.

Home Secretary Theresa May will face questions about how an alleged terror suspect slipped through the net. Credit: PA

According to reports Anas al-Libi, who was seized on Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, arrived in Britain in the mid-1990s and lived in Manchester after being granted political asylum.

The 49-year-old was accused by the US of involvement in the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa which killed more than 220 people.

Anas al-Libi in a FBI handout. Credit: Reuters/FBI Handout

Chair of the Home Affairs select committee, Labour MP Keith Vaz said: "This case raises serious questions about the motives behind asylum and national security decisions in the UK."

Theresa May will face MPs on October 15.

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