Nine Swedes Suspected of Terrorism

Swedish Foreign Ministry sources maintain that 9 Swedes are now detained on suspicion of terrorist activities around the world - some of them waiting for years for charges to be brought against them.

This includes a 24-year old Swede under arrest in Paris, a 40-year-old handed over by Prague to the United States 2 years ago still waiting for his trial, and a 40-year old arrested by Americans in Iraq last May with no charges yet made public.

The ministry guesses that the increase in the number of Swedish cases is a result of more resources used to combat suspected terrorism - and the increased secrecy making it difficult to get any information.

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