LONDON — Four British police officers have been cleared of attacking a terrorist suspect they were arresting on a U.S. extradition warrant.

Constables Nigel Cowley, Roderick James-Bowen, Mark Jones and John Donohue were found not guilty on Friday of assaulting Babar Ahmad in December 2003.

Ahmad, a 37-year-old computer specialist, is accused by the United States of running websites used to raise money for terrorists.

A jury at Southwark Crown Court in London dismissed his claims that police had beaten him and mocked his Islamic faith.

Ahmad remains in prison awaiting the outcome of a European court hearing on his extradition to the U.S.

Police had previously paid him 60,000 pounds (US$98,000) in damages over his alleged treatment.

SOURCE: Associated Press via Washington Post

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