Missing U.K. burqa-clad terrorist suspect was suing government


Britain’s High Court has revealed that a terrorist 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 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.