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Imams home tomorrow

By DARCEL CHOY Friday, May 16 2014

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HOMAGE: A Hindu devotee pays homage yesterday at the Hare Krishna Movement observed its annual Ratha Yatra by a series of events held along the Brian ...
HOMAGE: A Hindu devotee pays homage yesterday at the Hare Krishna Movement observed its annual Ratha Yatra by a series of events held along the Brian ...

THE three Imams who were released from a Caracas prison on Tuesday night are expected to return home to Trinidad tomorrow. Salam Abdul, Hamza Mohammad and Sheikh Hamid Hassan will arrive at about 11.20 am on a Caribbean Airlines flight.

The men were arrested in March along with 19 others, including Muslim women and children, and charged with terrorism and criminal conspiracy. The women and children were held for approximately two weeks before they were released and returned to Trinidad. The group was detained while attempting to process visa applications for a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Islamic Missionaries Guilds of the Caribbean and South America, president Imtiaz Mohammed yesterday confirmed the Imams’ return. He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was still working with the authorities in Venezuela in an effort to get 42 passports returned. The group of men would have taken the passports of others to get visas.

In a statement issued yesterday, National Security Minister Gary Griffith applauded the work of the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the ministry’s specialist delegation team in securing the release of the men.

He said the ministry engaged in proactive negotiations with officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Agency to procure the release of the detained nationals.

Griffith said ministry officials were able to collate and present important data as co-ordinated via the NOC, to attest to the bona fides of the Imams who went to Caracas for the singular purpose of acquiring visas. This information, he said, “proved to be instrumental in their release.”

As the Imams prepare to come home, five Trinidadian nationals remain in the Caracas prison. They are, Dominic “Jamal” Pitilal, Joseph Battersby, Asim Luqman, Wade Charles, and Leslic Doisley Griffith said he has directed the NOC to maintain constant communication with their Venezuelan counterparts, as well as with the local Muslim community, as the ministry will continue to work at attaining the release of the five men.

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