Britain apologizes for airport interrogation - Gatwick Airport News

Airport news for Gatwick on 14/02/2008.

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Airport security detained six men on suspicion of terrorism at Gatwick Airport on January 22nd. The airport has recently offered an apology to those men, all close to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, saying “sorry” for any personal distress their several hour long detention may have caused.

The six men arrived into Gatwick Airport from Spain and were detained. After several hours of interrogation in a nearby detention facility, they were put on a flight to Pakistan and denied entry into the UK.

The six men included Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, his three nephews and two other men from Pakistan.

According to a statement made by the British Foreign Office on Sunday: "Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain and his fellow-travellers were arrested on the basis of information that proved subsequently to be inaccurate. The British government deeply regrets the incident and is sorry for any personal distress that was caused to the individuals concerned."

Wajahat Hussain had little to say about the incident or the interrogation other than to describe the whole situation as extremely humiliating.

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