Greek police arrests terrorism suspect after request from the Netherlands | NOW

The Greek police arrested a Syrian asylum seeker from Sliedrecht, after the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) had submitted a request for this. The 33-year-old man is suspected of participating in a terrorist organization.

The man has a Dutch residence permit. He was arrested on Wednesday, but his arrest was announced by Greek authorities on Friday.

Investigations show that the man in Syria took part in the jihadist struggle, police in Greece said. He is said to be a member of Al Nusra, a Syrian fighting group that has links with Al Qaeda and is also guilty of human trafficking.

The man, whose name has not been disclosed, was in a Greek refugee camp during his arrest. He is detained and the Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam has requested his surrender. The Greek police reports that the suspect is being transferred to the Netherlands.

It is not clear what exactly the man is suspected of.


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