Suspect released in Dutch terror case

25th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2004 , AMSTERDAM — A man arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives was released on Friday due to a lack of evidence. But he remains under investigation, the Dutch public prosecutor has said.

25 October 2004

AMSTERDAM — A man arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives was released on Friday due to a lack of evidence. But he remains under investigation, the Dutch public prosecutor has said.

The suspect has been described as a 30-year-old man, Abdelaziz E., who was arrested in Utrecht on 2 October.

He is a member of a Utrecht family that was arrested during a large scale police operation on 26 September on suspicion of possessing explosives. No explosives were found and the family was released two days later.

Police searched E.'s home in Belgium, but also failed to find any explosives or other suspicious substances of items, news agency ANP reported.

A second suspect in the same investigation, Hassan O., 37, is still being held in custody. He was arrested on 26 September, but police did not find any trace of explosives in his Utrecht residence.

However, the police allegedly seized confidential information in O.'s house that originated from the intelligence service AIVD.

Inquiries have already been conducted into the AIVD leaks and the prosecutor's emphasis has now turned to identifying a possible link between both cases.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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