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Man Charged Over Syria Kidnappings
A 26-year-old man has been charged with the kidnapping of a British photographer who was held hostage in Syria, Scotland Yard has said.
Shajul Islam is accused of keeping John Cantlie, who worked for various newspapers including the Sunday Times, and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans captive for around a week.
Islam, who was arrested last week after arriving at Heathrow airport on a flight from Egypt, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later.
A 26-year-old woman who was detained with him has been released without charge.
The pair were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism on October 9.
Anti-terror legislation gives police up to a week to question suspects without charge.
The charge alleges that Islam, with others, unlawfully and injuriously imprisoned John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans against their will, between July 17 and 26.