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Terror suspect from Sweden arrested in Slovakia

Published söndag 18 januari 2015 kl 10.53

A Russian citizen who is domiciled in southern Sweden and is suspected of terrorism in Russia was recently arrested on the Slovakia-Ukraine border, tabloid Aftonbladet reports.

Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs confirmed the information, with press spokesman Jon Pelling telling Aftonbladet: “We have information about a Russian citizen who holds a permanent residence permit in Sweden and who has been arrested in Slovakia. It’s a man in his thirties who is domiciled in southern Sweden.”

The man is reportedly wanted by Russia and an international warrant for his arrest was issued in 2007.

Citing Slovak news agency Tasr, Aftonbladet reported that the man was arrested on Thursday when crossing the border from Slovakia into Ukraine, where authorities discovered that he is wanted by Interpol.

According to Slovak police, the man is of Czech origin, but apparently travelled on a Swedish passport, which is why the Slovak authorities contacted Swedish police.

Speaking to Aftonbladet, Swedish police confirmed that the case exists but said the intelligence service Säpo is handling it.

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