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Norway PST conducts terrorist interrogations. Police Security Service (PST) representatives will interrogate three former al-Qaida recruits in New York as part of investigations into last year’s terror plot against Norway. PST spokesperson Trond Hugubakken confirms some of his colleagues will travel to New York this week to get testimonies from the three terrorist collaborators, but refused to expand on the topic, reports The Associated Press. Two of the Al-Qaida members, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, admitted their involvement in the plot to bomb a New York subway and a shopping mall in Manchester, UK, in 2009.

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Norway PST conducts terrorist interrogations

Published on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011 at 22:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Police Security Service (PST) representatives will interrogate three former al-Qaida recruits in New York as part of investigations into last year’s terror plot against Norway.

Police Security Service building (PST)
Police Security Service building (PST)
Photo: Hans-Petter Fjeld/Wikimedia Commons


PST spokesperson Trond Hugubakken confirms some of his colleagues will travel to New York this week to get testimonies from the three terrorist collaborators, but refused to expand on the topic, reports The Associated Press.

Two of the Al-Qaida members, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, admitted their involvement in the plot to bomb a New York subway and a shopping mall in Manchester, UK, in 2009.

The PST will now question Mr. Zazi, who is believed to have tipped the FBI about these potential attacks, as well as Mr. Ahmedzay.

Officials will also interrogate Bryant Neal Vinas, an American al-Qaida member captured in Pakistan, who has been cooperating with American authorities since.

The PST’s  investigation concerning a Norwegian target lead to the arrest in 2010 of Mikael Davud, a Norwegian citizen of Uyghur (Chinese) origins, along with Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, an Iraqi Kurd, and David Jakobsen, an Uzbek national who has been released but is still a suspect.

The PST found enough explosive material to manufacture one large bomb or several smaller bombs in Mr. Davud’s residence near Ullevål University Hospital (UUS).

Investigators believe he had undergone training in Pakistan two years earlier. Mr. Davud refutes this claim, but admits to some of the terror charges, claiming they wanted to bomb the Chinese Embassy in Oslo, even though he failed to identify its location on the map.

Mr. Bujak also admitted to charges of plotting terrorism, identifying the target as being a newspaper that caricatured Prophet Muhammad.

Arvid Sjødin, Mr. Bujak’s lawyer will not travel to assist the interrogations, as he believes the questioning would mainly target Mr. Davud.

Mr. Davud’s lawyer, Carl Konow Rieber-Mohn, believes the Norwegian investigators’ goal is to confirm the Pakistani link with the help of the three al-Qaida members.

He also said he will attend all the questioning sessions to validate the evidence, in accordance to Norwegian law.

"If these interrogations are going to be valid in a Norwegian court, the defendant's lawyers must be present to be able to ask questions," he said.

The trial for terrorism charges against the three suspects is scheduled for October.




Published on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011 at 22:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: policesecurityservice, norwayterroristattacks, al-qaida.





  
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