Swiss man suspected of financing Al-Qaida dies

27th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

A Swiss journalist suspected by the US of helping fund terrorism has died at the age of 80.

27 May 2008

MURI - A Swiss journalist suspected by the United States of Al-Qaida links has died.

Albert Huber was one of five members of a now-defunct Muslim firm who were listed by the United States in 2001 as people accused of helping fund terrorism.

Huber's son said Monday that he died 15 May at the age of 80. He did not give a cause of death.

The Swiss investigated Huber and the company he worked for, Al Taqwa Management Organisation, for 3 1/2 years, but dropped the case in 2005 because of a lack of evidence.

Washington accused the company of aiding Osama bin Laden's terror network by sending money through Malta and Switzerland to bank branches in the Bahamas.

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