German authorities arrest man accused of recruiting people for terrorism in Pakistan

15th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

15 August 2007, BERLIN (AP) - A man accused of recruiting a German citizen in Pakistan for terrorism was arrested as he re-entered Germany, Munich prosecutors said Wednesday.

15 August 2007

BERLIN (AP) - A man accused of recruiting a German citizen in Pakistan for terrorism was arrested as he re-entered Germany, Munich prosecutors said Wednesday.

The man, a German citizen whose identity was given only as Tolga D., was arrested at Frankfurt airport on Tuesday, senior public prosecutor August Stern said.

German Justice Ministry spokeswoman Eva Schmierer said the man was believed to have been deported from Pakistan for violating visa violations, and was not formally extradited.

Pakistani Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema refused to comment, saying he could not give details of individual cases.

Besides allegedly recruiting a German, Tolga D. is accused of having owned video tapes about jihad or holy war. He was arrested two months ago in Pakistan, Stern said.

The German magazine Spiegel reported on its Web site, citing unidentified security sources, that Tolga D. attended a mosque in the southern German city of Neu-Ulm that is known as a meeting point for radicals before traveling to Egypt in 2006 to study Arabic.

He was on his way to an al-Qaida training camp when he was arrested in Pakistan, Spiegel Online reported.

AP

Subject: German news

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