Islamist reportedly denied residency in Germany

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03 September 2007, Munich (dpa) - A German-based Islamist who was detained for several weeks in Pakistan on suspicion of links with terrorism has been denied residency back home in Germany and sent to his country of citizenship, Bosnia-Herzegovina, a news magazine said Sunday.

03 September 2007

Munich (dpa) - A German-based Islamist who was detained for several weeks in Pakistan on suspicion of links with terrorism has been denied residency back home in Germany and sent to his country of citizenship, Bosnia-Herzegovina, a news magazine said Sunday.

Focus quoted German authorities as confirming that the 29-year-old man from the south-western city of Pforzheim was taken in the middle of last week to Bosnia and placed in custody there.

Asked Sunday by Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa for confirmation, a federal interior ministry spokesman declined to comment.

No other details were available. German officials had earlier suggested he was a threat and was not welcome to return, although charges could not be laid against him.

The man, 28, was detained in June in Pakistan along with a 45- year-old German national and a stateless 23-year-old whose home had been in Germany. All were suspected of seeking contact with al-Qaeda.


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Subject: German news

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