Saturday, October 07, 2006

Berri included on US 'no-fly' list - American TV

Berri included on US 'no-fly' list - American TV
Compiled by Daily Star staff

A "no-fly" list meant to keep terrorists off airplanes contains the name of Speaker Nabih Berri, according to a report by a television news show. The story by CBS' "60 Minutes" builds on previous reports that detailed how young children and well-known Americans like Senator Edward M. Kennedy have been stopped at airports because their names match those on lists. Berri was listed along with Bolivian President Evo Morales, as well as several dead people, on a list hastily elaborated after September 11, 2001, CBS' "60 Minutes" program was to report Sunday, after obtaining the secret US government list of 44,000 names. However, "60 Minutes" said the names of potential terrorists were not included, such as the 11 Britons recently accused of planning to blow up plans headed for the US, although they had been under investigation for a year. Critics say the government does not provide enough information about the people on the lists, so innocent passengers can be caught up in the security sweep. - With agencies

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