One of the detainees is 30-year-old Mehdi Ghezali who had once before been arrested in Pakistan in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks in the USA. The Swedish nationals had entered the country illegally without visa. They are suspected of being involved in terrorist activities and having been in contact with leading members of al-Qaeda, but no formal charges have been brought against them. According to the Swedish spokesman Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik announced the planned release of the woman and her child in a meeting with Sweden’s ambassador Ulrika Sundberg. There is no information on further procedures concerning the two men still in custody.
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