UK Man Charged Over Photographers' Kidnapping in Syria
Photographers John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans were held for a week in July
By the CNN Wire Staff
October 17, 2012LONDON (CNN) -- A 26-year-old British man is due in a London court Wednesday charged with the kidnapping of two photographers in Syria this summer.
Shajul Islam is accused, together with others, of having "unlawfully and injuriously imprisoned" two photographers. The two are Briton John Cantlie, who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper, and Dutchman Jeroen Oerlemans.
Islam, who was charged late Tuesday, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
He was arrested a week ago after arriving at London's Heathrow Airport on a flight from Egypt. A 26-year-old woman was arrested alongside Islam on suspicion of planning or taking part in terrorist acts. She was released Tuesday without charge.
Police searched two addresses in east London in connection with their arrests.
The photographers said they were held hostage by jihadist fighters in Syria for a week in July.
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