Kenya faces 'rendition' accusation

Muslim activists say country plans to send controversial cleric to unknown country.

    Muslim rights activists say Kenyan authorities, who they believe are holding a controversial Muslim religious leader, plan to send him to an unknown country in what they say amounts to "rendition".

    Kenyan officials had earlier said the cleric, Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal, had already been expelled.

    But activists believe he continues to be held at Nairobi's international airport because several other countries have refused to grant him a transit visa.

    An immigration ministry spokesperson said a deportation order had been signed but refused to name the destination.

    El-Faisal, who in the 1990s preached at the same London mosque attended by Richard Reid - the convicted "shoe bomber" who failed to blow up a jet liner in 2001 - was previously jailed in Britain for inciting murder and racial hatred.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Nairobi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.