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A Scottish jury found Glasgow resident Nasserdine Menni guilty of financing the December 2010 Stockholm suicide bombing. Menni used bank accounts under various names to send money to the bomber, provided him with a car, and also helped fund his trips abroad "for purposes of Jihad."
Prosecutors said circumstantial evidence links Glasgow resident Nasserdine Menni to Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, including the fact they shared an email account with password "9/11." Menni is being tried in a Glasgow court on charges of conspiracy and providing financial support for terrorism.
A court charged an Uzbek couple with complicity in the attempted murder of Obydhkon Soditkhony Nazarov, an imam in northern Sweden. Prosecutors view the crime as a political assassination attempt; Nazarov is wanted in Uzbekistan on terror-related charges.
Ahmed Agiza, who was arrested in Sweden in 2001 and handed over by the CIA to Egypt along with fellow Egyptian Mohammed Alzery, has been granted permanent residency in Sweden. In earlier years, Agiza was a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and had worked closely with Ayman al Zawahiri.
Sniffer dogs near the reactor of the Ringhals nuclear plant south of Gothenburg found a plastic explosive device attached to the underside of a truck used on the premises. Authorities called the device an act of sabotage and raised the threat level at nuclear facilities across the country.
The Swedish military raised its assessed terrorist threat level from "low" to "elevated." Sweden's intelligence agency, SAPO, has kept its threat level assessment at "elevated" since October 2010. The military's revised estimate was influenced by "increased activity in certain groups that embrace violence" directed against Swedish interests.
The national intelligence service's annual report says the agency's budget has doubled over the past decade. The report states that "several" persons in Sweden are supporting Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, and that others have traveled to terrorist training camps abroad.
The attempted assassination of Obid Nazarov, a popular Uzbek cleric in the northern city of Stromsund, is being blamed on Uzbek government officials. Nazarov remains in a coma following the February attack. He had fled to Sweden in 2006 after the Uzbek government sought to arrest him for terrorism.
The trial of Nasserdine Menni, who conspired with Stockholm suicide bomber Taimor Abdulwahab, opened in Glasgow. Menni faces charges of transferring money to Abdulwahab and engaging in terrorist activity in Scotland, England, Sweden, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere from 2003 until 2011.