World Bulletin / News Desk
The lawyer of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former London-based imam who was deported by the UK to face terror charges in the US, claimed that his client used to work for the British secret service MI5.
Speaking at Abu Hamza's trial in New York, his lawyer said that he had been tasked by the MI5 to "keep the streets of London safe".
His lawyer then produced evidence from Scotland Yard in the court to prove the claim, adding that the defendant had only been used as a mediator to secure the release of foreign hostages in Yemen in 1998 and was not involved in the kidnapping itself.
The judge, however, ruled the evidence as inadmissable.
Abu Hamza denies taking the western tourists hostage and setting up a training camp in Oregon. He also denies helping al-Qaeda or other rebel groups.Last Mod: 08 Mayıs 2014, 12:39