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US terror charges for man held in Germany

The Local · 11 Nov 2011, 07:30

Published: 11 Nov 2011 07:30 GMT+01:00

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The US Attorney's office in Brooklyn said that a federal grand jury had indicted Abdeladim El-Kebir, also known as "Abi al-Barra," with "conspiring to provide material support, including personnel, training, lethal substances and explosives, to al-Qaida."

"El-Kebir is also charged with conspiring to possess weapons, including a destructive device," the prosecutors' office said in a statement.

Details of the charges against El-Kebir, who was arrested in Düsseldorf this April, were not revealed. The Moroccan-born man was arrested with two others suspected of being al-Qaida members. The German Federal Prosecutor said at the time the group was experimenting with building a shrapnel bomb, with plans to detonate in a large crowd.

The American government is expected to request his extradition for trial.


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10:04 November 11, 2011 by The-ex-pat
Sometimes I cannot understand the way the law and attitudes work. This guy is arrested in Germany for a crime committed in Germany. America indites him and wants him extradited. Yet the criticism that Germany got from America for wanting Grandma returned to Germany to face a trail for a murder she committed in the USA..............ah, head hurts..........
12:11 November 11, 2011 by freechoice
sure you can have your terrorists, we just want our grandmas..
17:50 November 11, 2011 by ErnestPayne
if there was justice in the world significant portions of the US government would find themselves in the Hague but the US doesn't recognise international law when it comes to their criminal activities
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