Terrorist suspect released without charge

22nd September 2010, Comments 0 comments


The Dutch Public Prosecution Office has released British man, originally from Somalia, who was arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Sunday. He was arrested on suspicion belonging to a terrorist organisation and possibly planning a terrorist attack, but the authorities were unable to find any evidence to back the charges.

The man was detained after landing at Schiphol airport en route from Liverpool to Entebbe in Uganda on information from the British police. They had received indications that the man may be planning to take part in terrorism in Somalia and was prepared to die.

The information came from acquintances of the man. Investigations into the accusations by both British and Dutch police failed to provide any proof. Witnesses were heard and his house searched. The suspect was also interrogated and his baggage searched. The Dutch Public Prosecutor says the case is closed.

Last month two Yemeni men were arrested at Schiphol on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, following a tip by the US authorities. It turned out to be a misunderstanding. Suspicions were raised after the luggage of one of the men was mistakenly loaded into the wrong plane and strange objects were found. The two men were released a few days later.  



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