The 37-year-old Syrian who is charged with participation in a terrorist organization, was remanded four weeks in Oslo District Court Thursday with a letter and visit control.
The man was arrested on Tuesday by the Police Security Service (PST), which has taken over the investigation from the Troms Police. On Thursday afternoon, he was prepared for remanding in Oslo District Court. The court upheld PST’s petition for four weeks custody.
– The case appears to be very ill-founded, and beyond that I have no comments, says the 37-year-old’s lawyer, Christian Flemmen Johansen.
Terror charges come nearly two years after the 37-year-old at the beginning of September 2014 returned to Norway from Syria along with his then-wife and their five children under eight years. The man was accused of having taken six with him into Syria against their will and forcing them to be there for a month, but was acquitted in Senja Court.
This judgment has now been lifted and the case should be up again. But the 37-year-old denies culpability for both detention and participation in IS.
The police admitted Thursday to VG that the matter has not been “optimally handled.”
– I see, yes, in the light of media stories that have been, that the case has not been handled in an optimal manner, said police attorney Signe K. Aalling in PST.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today