Oslo: 16-year-old terrorism suspect to remain imprisoned after court rejects appeal

Andreas Berg FevangPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The Borgarting Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal from the 16-year-old who was remanded in custody on Friday after the Police Security Service (PST) charged him with preparing for terrorist acts.

The 16-year-old accused of terrorism can remain in custody, the Borgarting Court of Appeal has decided, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

On Friday, the Oslo District Court upheld the PST’s demand to imprison the 16-year-old for two weeks. 

The boy is charged with preparations for an act of terrorism after dangerous substances were found, according to experts at the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos).

Intention of killing “infidels

“Like the district court, the Court of Appeal finds that there is good reason to suspect that the accused is guilty… and thus that he was in the process of producing poisonous mixtures with terrorist intent – i.e., with the intention of killing “infidels,” the Court of Appeal writes.

The judges pointed out that some poison had already been created. The suspicion that the 16-year-old intended to use the mixtures is substantiated by statements that have emerged in chat logs that the investigation has revealed.

The boy, who is from Syria, was arrested on Thursday last week after. He has so far refused to explain himself to the police, and the court believes there is a danger that more people may be involved in the case and that this may also pose a danger that evidence may be destroyed.

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