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

Published November 07, 2013

| 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.