This one’s a little strange, but it seems that a former associate of Osama bin Laden would rather stay in a Canadian prison than live under house arrest restrictions which include the removal of his family’s Nintendo Wii console.
As reported by the Globe and Mail, Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub (left), an Egyptian, asked a Canadian federal judge to send him back to the Ottawa jail referred to as Guantanamo North.
This is a man who once worked for Osama bin Laden’s agricultural company, managing 4,000 employees and one million acres of land in Sudan. Guilt by association? Well, yes. That company was named in the United States indictment against Mr. bin Laden as a financial support for al-Qaeda…
[After 6.5 years in jail] bail came with a set of conditions. He was essentially housebound… He couldn’t use the Internet (hence the confiscation of the Wii, which had an Internet connection). His mail was photocopied by the state.