Suspects in Brit Terror Raids Freed for Lack of Evidence

Government seeks to deport men busted in touted sweep
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 2:57 AM CDT
Armed anti-terrorist police apprehend a suspect outside the library of John Moores University in Liverpool England earlier this month during a series of terror raids in Britain's northwest.   (AP Photo/Lewis Cornford)
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(Newser) – Nine of the 11 suspects arrested in Britain's terror raids earlier this month have been released without charge due to lack of evidence, the Telegraph reports. The release of the remaining two is expected soon. The government is seeking to deport the men—suspected of being involved in what Prime Minister Gordon Brown labeled "a very big terrorist plot"—on grounds of national security.