Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 14 / Trend U.Sadikhova /
The Danish Attunda District Court on Thursday decided to extend the arrest of three Swedish citizens accused of preparing terrorist attack in buildings of newspapers Jyllands-Posten and Politiken, and postponed a final verdict until Jan.27, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported.
The Danish police arrested 44-year-old Munir Dari, 30-year-old Omar Abdullah Abulazm and 29-year-old Munir Awad on Dec. 29. The investigation revealed that they were keeping contacts with terrorist groups in Pakistan and Somalia to prepare a major terrorist attack against the Danish newspaper editors, who in 2005 published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked a wave of discontent in the Muslim world. At the same time, 37-year-old Zahbi Zaluti was arrested in Stockholm on suspicion of involvement in terrorist groups. All four were Swedish citizens are registered on the Stockholm addresses.
During a search of the apartment where the suspects lived, the police confiscated guns, silencers and live ammunition
In August 2009, a Swedish citizen of Lebanese descent, Awad, and a former prisoner of U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Mehdi Hezali, were arrested by the Pakistani police for involvement in the preparation of several terrorist attacks in the country and on the border with Pakistan. After six weeks of the detention, Awad was released at the request of the Swedish authorities.
Scandinavian countries have stepped up the fight against terrorism after a Swedish citizen of Iraqi origin Taimur Abdulvahab blew up a car, and later himself on the streets of central Stockholm in December 2010. Iraqi authorities said Abdulvahab was trained trained at a camp for suicide bombers in Iraq, and maintained links with terrorist organizations, similar in ideology to al-Qaeda.