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Noting that Sweden is now at a 'real risk' for terror, a change from its 'relatively low' risk status four years ago, the government announced a new counterterrorism strategy. A Swedish man, Abdifateh Ahmed Mohamed, 30, was not allowed to travel to Mexico with two companions; Norwegian and US authorities suspected him of terrorism.
A Gothenburg court acquitted three men, a Somali and two Swedes, of plotting to murder cartoonist Lars Viks, but convicted them of weapons violations. Media reports suggested the men were linked to Shabaab.
The foreign ministry said that Hussein Atris, a 47-year-old Lebanese man arrested in Thailand for links with a Hezbollah terror plot, holds a Swedish passport. Atris, a former Gothenburg barber, married a Swedish woman in 1996 but moved back to Lebanon in about 2005.
A court ordered the release of three men suspected of plotting to murder cartoonist Lars Viks in Gothenburg. Abdi Aziz Mahamud, Salar Sami Mahamood, and Abdi Weli Mohamud had been under observation for several months before their arrest in September. The verdict will be announced on Jan. 20.
A district court charged three men, Abdi Aziz Mahamud, a Somali living in Sweden, and Salar Sami Mahamood and Abdi Weli Mohamud, both Swedish citizens, with plotting to murder cartoonist Lars Viks. Shabaab material was found on a computer belonging to one of the suspects.
New eyewitness reports say that minutes after suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab blew himself up in downtown Stockholm on Dec. 11, 2010, an unidentified man took photographs of the body, then disappeared. The pictures have not been published.