Norway halts extradition process of terrorist suspect to Jordan
Norway's chief public prosecutor Lasse Qvigstad blocked the arrest of controversial mullah Krekar. Qvigstad said the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) have no case yet.
According to Aftenposten, Qvigstad has reportedly sent the PST a letter making it clear that it is not a crime under Norwegian law to prepare or lead violent or military resistance in one's homeland.
Mullah Krekar is allegedly the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group with ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Krekar had been held in the Netherlands until recently, when authorities decided to let him continue on to Norway, apparently rejecting a Jordanian request to extradite Krekar on a drugs charge.
According to press reports in Norway, the Jordanian extradition request is incomplete. Norwegian authorities will now contact Jordanian authorities asking that the charges against Krekar be made more spesific, Norwegian Foreign Office press spokesman Karsten Klepsvik told NRK Radio.
For his part, Mullah Krekar said that he has kept the police informed of his activities on an ongoing basis since he came to Norway as a quota refugee in 1991. (Albawaba.com)
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