Stubborn Charges

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Straw denies the abduction claims

Hayatt, a 30-year-old Pakistani, says he never had any trouble with the police in five years of living in Athens. That is until, he claims, several Greek and British intelligence officers kidnapped him a week after the July 7 bombings in London. "What happened," he stutters in halting Greek, "was frightening."

Hayatt alleges that he was hooded and bundled into a van with six others, then "taken to a nice house about 30 minutes from Athens. I was asked about what I knew of the London bombings. I said, 'Nothing. Just what I saw on TV.'" His captors,...

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