Pakistan deports Dutch suspects

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Two Dutch nationals arrested in Pakistan last June have been sent back to the Netherlands. The two men, both of Moroccan origin, were arrested by the Pakistani secret service on suspicion of trying to join the al-Qaeda terrorist movement.

Negotiations on their extradition took place last Friday between Pakistan’s government and Dutch diplomats.

It is not yet clear what will happen to the two suspects on their return to the Netherlands, as the Dutch authorities have no known grounds for arrest. The two men were not officially charged with terrorist activities in Pakistan but were held for not having a valid visa.

Sabir K. [full name withheld], another Dutch national arrested in Pakistan, was arrested at Schiphol Airport on being sent back to the Netherlands in April. He is wanted by the authorities in the United States.

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