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A Dutch court halted the extradition to the US of Dutch-Pakistani al Qaeda suspect Sabir Khan until the US can guarantee he will receive the same special PTSD treatment he has been receiving in the Netherlands. He was arrested in Quetta, Pakistan in 2010 and has been indicted in the US for aiding al Qaeda and trying to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, including planning a suicide attack in Kunar province.
Some 150 Dutch young people of Moroccan origin are said to have gone to Syria to fight. The government has raised the terrorist threat level to 'substantial' due to concerns about jihadists returning from conflict zones, and estimated that nearly 100 people had recently left the Netherlands for jihad. Many of them are said to have joined al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front.
Four Dutch suspects, two men aged 21 and 35 and two women aged 33 and 52, faced charges of "attempting to transfer, possession or use of a toxic substance, possibly sarin." The only suspect named is "Islam A.," a Dutch-Turkish citizen. Officials said the arrests were not terrorism-related and local media speculated the incident involved a lovers' tiff, but prosecutors indicated the suspects had sarin in their possession.
Police arrested four suspects for concealing or selling the deadly nerve agent sarin. A man and a woman were arrested outside Maastricht, and two men were arrested in nearby Heerlen. One of the suspects has dual Dutch-Turkish citizenship; the other three are Dutch citizens.
Sabir Khan, a Pakistani-Dutch al Qaeda member arrested in Quetta in 2010 on charges of planning a suicide attack on a US base in Afghanistan, tried to persuade a Dutch court to prevent his extradition to the US on terror charges. His lawyer said that if the extradition is approved, Khan will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
Sabir K., a 24-year-old man with Dutch and Pakistani citizenship, appealed to the Netherlands Supreme Court to avoid extradition to the US. He has been indicted in US federal court on charges that included working for al Qaeda and planning a suicide attack on a US base in Kunar province, Afghanistan.