MOSCOW, October 15 (RIA Novosti) - Parents of a British citizen killed while fighting in Syria for Islamic State (IS) have been released on bail after arrests on suspicion of participating in terrorist activities, police said Wednesday.
Enu Miah and Hena Choudhury, parents of Ifthekar Jaman, were detained in Portsmouth on Tuesday on the charge of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, being involved in the preparation of terrorist acts and providing money and property for terrorists, the Guardian reported.
Ifthekar Jaman was killed in December 2013 in Syria while fighting for Islamic State, shortly after he gave an interview to BBC Newsnight.
Jaman's parents were detained at the time of a higher anti-terrorism alert across Hampshire and London in the recent days, which resulted in 14 arrests under the Terrorism Act 2000 over the last week.
Hampshire police called the arrests part of a nationwide operation. "This is an issue across the country and not specific to any one region or area," Hampshire police said in a report Tuesday.
Terrorism Act 2000 is the legislation passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, providing police with the power to detain a person without charge for up to 48 hours under suspicion of being a terrorist, as well as with so called "stop-and-search" powers, enabling police to define certain area in the country where in the defined time period they can stop and search any vehicle or person under suspicion of having ties with terrorism.