Romanian arrested for terrorism

Romanian prosecutors of the Anti-Organized Crime Directorate (DIICOT) arrested yesterday a man from the Neamt county for terrorism.

The man is suspected of planning bomb attacks targeting the special troops of the Interior Ministry.

He converted to Islam while he was in a prison in Germany, according to the prosecutors. The man came in contact with several Muslim prisoners, some of them radicalized, rallying to their ideology and declaring support for terrorist attacks as a way of solving problems, prosecutors claim. Although he was under judicial control, the defendant expressed his intention to leave Romania and return to Germany “to get in touch with Jihadist elements from Syria”.

The man was also part of a group falsifying documents for refugees.

The Iasi Court of Appeal issued a 30-day arrest warrant on his name.

Police arrest young Romanian jihadist who was training for terrorist act

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