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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.
Prosecutors said Nasserdine Menni was telephoned by Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab the day of the bombing. Menni is accused of helping finance the 2010 attack. Court documents also indicate Abdulwahab called someone in Iraq the day of the bombing, and that he tried to detonate his car before blowing himself up.
At a remand hearing for one of three suspects in a plot to murder cartoonist Lars Viks last month in Gothenburg, the judge barred three niqab-wearing persons from the proceeding who refused to show their faces. The court decided to keep the suspect in custody.
Security authorities said the increasing mention of Sweden on jihadist websites has kept the threat level elevated, despite the detention of a person of concern. The investigation into the 2010 Stockholm suicide bombing continues.
A Swedish paper reported that Swedish cartoonist Lars Viks was the target of the foiled murder plot at a Gothenburg art gallery on Sept. 11, for which four suspects were arrested. One suspect has been released but the other three remain in custody.
National security service officers searched the offices of a mosque in Gothenburg in connection with the arrests of three men linked to a planned terror attack on an art gallery. A computer belonging to one of the mosque's religious leaders was seized.
Swedish public radio broadcast a panel discussion in which a Somali imam urged Muslims to kill anyone who converts from Islam. When reminded that the broadcast was in Sweden, the imam said that the same rules apply there.
British police arrested Mona Thwany, the wife of Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, in Luton, UK. She is suspected of assisting in preparations for the attack. In Gothenburg, a court reduced charges from terrorism to murder for three men with alleged links to Shabaab ; the fourth suspect, Mohamed Adel Kulan, was released.