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El-Faisal remanded as prosecutors await evidence in terrorism extradition case

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 2:21 PM
Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal was remanded until October 27 when his case will again be mentioned.

Jamaican prosecutors today indicated that they are not yet in possession of the evidence United States authorities have gathered against controversial Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal.

el-Faisal made his first court appearance today after being arrested on a provisional warrant issued by American authorities.

He said nothing during his brief appearance in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, three days since his arrest on terrorism related charges.

The controversial cleric was remanded until October 27 when his case will again be mentioned.

Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions hopes to have all the evidence US authorities will be relying on in their case against el-Faisal.