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Spanish MP to sue FBI for using his face in al-Qaida ‘most wanted’ photos

Giles Tremlett
London Guardian [1]
October 12, 2011

Osama Bin Laden, an age-progression image of Osama bin-Laden and Spanish MP Gaspar Llamazares

First the FBI used his face to represent Osama bin Laden on a “most wanted” poster. Then they doctored his image again to make him look like another senior al-Qaida leader.

Now the Spanish MP Gaspar Llamazares has had enough and says he plans to sue the FBI, after pointing out that both men ended up dead.

Llamazares said he was unhappy with the apologies he received after his face was used as the basis for a computerised mock-up of how Osama bin Laden might have looked several months before he was killed in Pakistan in May.

The deputy for the leftwing United Left party said his photograph was also used to create a “most wanted” poster for another senior al-Qaida leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, who was killed in Pakistan in August.

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