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Lawyer: terror suspect denies wrongdoing

Published lördag 21 november 2015 kl 16.35

The lawyer for Swedish terror suspect Moder Mothanna Magid said he interprets his client's answers to police interrogations as him denying any crime.

Speaking with newspaper Aftonbladet, lawyer Ola Salomonsson said he had listened in as police interrogated his client on Saturday. Salomonsson said he believes Mothana Magid denies the charge that he was plotting a terrorist attack in Sweden.

"My opinion is that he denies it," he said, adding that, "I understand that it sounds sketchy. I should know more later today."

Salomonsson spoke to Aftonbladet during a short break in the questionings. He declined to answer questions about the interrogation or what Mothanna Magid has told investigators but said his client was feeling well.

"He's handling the situation pretty well. It's stressful, but will probably go well," he told Aftonbladet.

Prosecutors have until noon on Sunday to decide whether to ask a court to remained Mothama Magid into custody.

Salomonsson said there is still a lot of work to be done before the case is moved forward.

(The 22-year-old was later released and freed from all suspicion).

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