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Alleged terrorist extradited to Norway. The man police suspect of being part of an al-Qaida plot to attack Norway arrested in Germany last week landed at Oslo airport yesterday. The 37-year-old Iraqi Kurd was handcuffed and escorted by three civilian policemen from the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) while exiting the rear of the aircraft and taken to a waiting PST car, reports Dagbladet. He stands accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Norway, along with a 31-year old Uzbek and a 39-year-old Norwegian citizen originally of Uyghur (China) origin.

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Alleged terrorist extradited to Norway

Published on Thursday, 15th July, 2010 at 19:23 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 16th July 2010 at 17:31.

The man police suspect of being part of an al-Qaida plot to attack Norway arrested in Germany last week landed at Oslo airport yesterday.

Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport
Photo: Oslo Lufthavn AS


The 37-year-old Iraqi Kurd was handcuffed and escorted by three civilian policemen from the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) while exiting the rear of the aircraft and taken to a waiting PST car, reports Dagbladet.

He stands accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Norway, along with a 31-year old Uzbek and a 39-year-old Norwegian citizen originally of Uyghur (China) origin.

“He has said he has no role in any matter. He doesn’t acknowledge any of the accusations directed against him,” Arvid Sjødin, the 37-year-old’s lawyer told NRK.

The news of the accusation came as a complete surprise to his family.

“My husband is not a Muslim extremist, and none of our friends and acquaintances can comprehend what has happened,” said his wife.

The Iraqi Kurd, a permanent resident in Norway on humanitarian grounds since 1999, has been in police custody since last Thursday, when he was picked up in Germany, whilst on vacation.

His two other alleged accomplices were put in solitary confinement for four weeks on Monday.

The PST believes the three have ties with al-Qaeda and were planning to order hydrogen peroxide from a pharmacy to be used in manufacturing a bomb.

Former colleagues of the 37-year-old suspect declared that he enthusiastically acclaimed Osama bin Laden when the two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001, according to Dagbladet.




Published on Thursday, 15th July, 2010 at 19:23 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 16th July 2010 at 17:31.

This post has the following tags: norway, terror, al, qaida, pst, police, security, service, oslo, arrest, suspects, uk, us.





  
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