Arrest warrants lifted against terrorist suspects in Germany

8th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

The public prosecutor in Bonn applied for the lifting of the warrant for the two after police procedure during the arrests was called into question.

Bonn -- Arrest warrants against two terrorist suspects taken into custody Sept. 26 at Cologne airport were lifted on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Bonn regional court confirmed.

The public prosecutor in Bonn applied for the lifting of the warrant for the two after police procedure during the arrests was called into question.

The two men in their 20s were escorted off an Amsterdam-bound plane at the time of their arrests on suspicion of traveling via the Netherlands to a terrorist training camp.

The trigger for their arrest came after a search turned up letters in which the two declared their readiness to die in a jihad or holy war.

Chief prosecutor Fred Apostel said evidence provided by police showed the pair "were planning to carry out an attack in the near future."

DPA/Expatica

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