Samir A. re-arrested after assault

13th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — Acquitted terror suspect Samir A. has been re-arrested in Rotterdam, this time in connection with the assault on a photographer last week.

13 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — Acquitted terror suspect Samir A. has been re-arrested in Rotterdam, this time in connection with the assault on a photographer last week.

A. was released from the Nieuwegein jail, near Utrecht, on 6 April after Rotterdam Court acquitted him of planning terror attacks against government buildings and other key installations.

The prosecution will appeal the ruling.

A pack of journalists were waiting for him outside the jail. The acquitted terror suspect was being escorted to a red van by friends and it was clear that neither he nor his friends were pleased by the media attention.

A photographer with news agency ANP caught A. in the act of punching a freelance photographer to the ground.

The photographer who was hit, Oscar Flos, later lodged a police report. Police also spoke with other journalists who witnessed the incident.

A.'s arrest was officially confirmed by Utrecht police after anonymous sources indicated to ANP that he had been taken back into custody.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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