Stockholm attack suspect attempted to travel to Syria: reports
The Uzbek national suspected of running down pedestrians in Stockholm last week had tried to join the ranks of the Islamic State (Isis) jihadist group in Syria according to Russian news agency Interfax, citing an anonymous Uzbek source.
The 39-year-old suspect, Rakhmat Akilov, "fell under the influence of emissaries of the Tajik cell of the Islamic State, making attempts to take part in combat in Syria on the side of the fighters," an unnamed law enforcement source in the Central Asian state said.
According to the source, Akilov attempted to cross Turkey's border with Syria in 2015 but was detained, then deported back to Sweden.
The source added that Uzbek authorities had added Akilov to an international wanted list in late February after a criminal case on "religious extremism" was opened against him.
Een Uzbeek die in Turkije wordt opgepakt omdat hij naar Syrië wil gaan en dan terug gevlogen wordt naar Zweden alwaar ze kennis hebben genomen (of niet) van een internationaal opsporingsverzoek vanwege radicalisme.
Daar zouden in Zweden toch wel documenten over zijn?
Ik lees over zijn deportatie:
Swedish police explained that the case was referred to them the following February, but he was not at the address he was registered as living at and could not be found. Akilov had not been flagged as a security risk by security police Säpo.
Toen ze hem zochten wisten ze niet (nog) van een nternationaal opsporingsverzoek ?
En Uzbekistan is geen veilig land waarnaar je iemand zomaar kan terugsturen:
"With Uzbekistan it's a special situation. Some years ago there was a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights where someone was due to be deported to Uzbekistan, and the court judged that in Uzbekistan there's so much repression when people return that even just going to Europe and seeking asylum, for example, is enough to be subjected to torture and inhumane treatment," Tomas Fridh, a lawyer specializing in migration law who has previously worked at the Migration Court in Gothenburg told The Local.
"If there's any suspicion of criminality then there's a concrete risk of inhumane treatment. As such Sweden is bound by that, and that's why Migrationsverket made the statement it did saying great care should be taken with deportation to Uzbekistan," he added.
Indeed, on their website police explained that a general rule is that when attempting to deport someone to Uzbekistan the person should only travel of their own free will, without an escort and without agencies in the country being contacted beforehand.
Dus als ze hem wel hadden gevonden dan was hij niet uitgezet en had hij nog steeds zijn ding kunnen doen.