Dutch terror suspect may not be extradited to US

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The Somali-born Dutch national who is being held in Turkey on a US issued terrorism warrant, should not be extradited to the US, a Turkish judge has ruled.

“The judge found request lacking factual basis. That does not surprise me, because it wás, especially for a request for extradition,” foundation said André Seebregts, the attorney for Ahmed D. The grandson of former Somali president Siad Barre, Ahmed was raised in the Netherlands, but moved to Egypt a few years ago.

Egypt authorities first held him in August last year, but released him in March. But as he was transitting Turkey on his way back to the Netherlands, he was rearrested there at the request of US authorities who suspect him of ties with the terrorist organization al-Shabaab. Seebreghts’s lawfirm insisted that the arrest was unlawful and protested against the extradition to the US.

It was not clear when Ahmed will be allowed to continue his journey back to the Netherlands.