Trial related to Stockholm bomber delayed
The trial of a man suspected of helping the 2010 Stockholm suicide bomber with financing has been delayed until Wednesday because the Scottish court is waiting on a forensic document from Sweden.
This is the only court case with ties to Taimour Abdulwahab, who blew himself up on a busy shopping street in downtown Stockholm on December 11, 2010.
The court began its proceedings today with the selection of a jury. But before any witnesses can be heard, the prosecutor is waiting for a forensic file from Sweden. The court already has the document in English, but the prosecutor wants to have the forensic investigation in Swedish so that the Swedish witness can talk about it.
"Everyone is of course anxious that this starts, but unfortunately there's been some difficulties at the last minute around a document that's part of the evidence," says Prosecutor Andrew Miller, to news agency TT.
He expects to receive the document on Tuesday.
The man on trial, whose exact birth date and identity has not been possible to establish, is suspected of terrorism and for being involved in planning the attack in downtown Stockholm. The man denies the charges.
He is the only individual who has been charged, but prosecutors suspect there are several other accomplices.
The trial is expected to go on for twelve weeks, with the prosecution calling 250 witnesses. Agents from the Swedish National Intelligence Service (Säpo) will also testify.
Scottish prosecutors say the man on trial made several phone calls to Tamiour Abdulwahab on the day of the attack. When the police arrested the man, he tried to hide evidence, including Abdulwahab's contact information on his mobile phone. Prosecutors also say that the man on trial transferred nearly US$9,000 to Abdulwahab's bank account.
In Sweden, the investigation into the events of December 11, 2010 is still underway.