Terror indictments loom

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Norway’s police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) is moving forward with its case against three men suspected of planning terrorist acts, and all can reportedly expect to be indicted.

Suspects Mikael Davud, a Uighur from northwestern China, and Shawan SS Bujak, a Kurd from Iraq remain in custody while a third suspect, David Jakobsen, formerly known as Abdulaif Alisjer from Uzbekistan, was released after they all were arrested in July of last year.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and other media reported late last week that an indictment is likely within a few weeks. Prosecutor Signe Aalling confirmed to TV2 that PST’s position on the case was sent to the state attorney’s office last Thursday.

Mikael Davud’s defense attorney, Carl Konow Rieber-Mohn, said that it was “clear” that PST “hasn’t changed its view” that the three men cooperated on planned terrorist activity. The suspects have admitted to planning some crimes but different ones, and Rieber-Mohn claims that material seized by police and connected to the men wasn’t enough to make any bombs.

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