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Court records reveal terror suspect who escaped UK surveillance was suing UK authorities

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This is a handout CCTV image issued by the Metropolitan Police of terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who is being hunted by counter-terrorism officers, leaving the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre (Mosque) in London dressed in a niqab Friday Nov. 1, 2013 . British officials Monday Nov. 4, 2013 voiced concern over the escape of a terror suspect who vanished after switching into women's clothes at a west London mosque. The police say it's still trying to find Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, one of about nine people subject to a restrictive form of government surveillance when he disappeared last Friday. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police)The Associated Press

Britain's High Court has revealed that a terror suspect who vanished after switching into women's clothes at a London mosque is seeking damages from the British government for alleged complicity in torture and mistreatment.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, evaded a stringent form of government surveillance when he disappeared on Friday wearing a burka. He has not been seen since.

Mohamed had been taking legal action against British authorities who he claimed had caused, encouraged or were complicit in his detention, assault, mistreatment and torture in Somaliland in January 2011.

He had previously been referred to as "MA" in court papers, but the anonymity was lifted Thursday at Britain's High Court following Mohamed's disappearance.