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Swede Arrested for Terrorism in Prague

Published tisdag 13 december 2005 kl 12.05

A 39 year old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has reportedly been arrested in Prague.

The tabloid “Expressen” says the man is wanted by the FBI and the CIA for setting up al-Qaeda training camps in Oregon in 1999. There is an Interpol warrant for his arrest.

He has served a prison sentence in Sweden for possession of illegal weapons, but was acquitted on terrorism charges for lack of evidence. Sweden has refused to extradite him to the United States.

According to reports the 39 year old was on his way to Beirut when he taken into custody by the Czech authorities during a stopover in Prague.

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