Mysterious airport arrests over Easter in connection with leaked IS list

Shifa Rahaman
April 13th, 2016

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The documents contain the names and information of several Danes, according to DR

DR reports that one of the mysterious arrests made at Copenhagen Airport on April 5  was in connection with the leaked IS documents that detailed the names of the terror organisation’s foreign-born fighters.

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Terror suspect
The police have steadfastly refused to comment on the case or its possible connection with the bombings in Brussels, but now DR reports now that a 20-year-old man’s name features on the leaked documents, which it claims it has access to.

At the time there were reports of two arrests – possibly three. It is believed a hearing has been held for the 20-year-old under the ‘double-locked door’ provision.

DR also claims that the documents feature other Danes. It has listed a number of details, including their aliases, phone numbers of relatives in Denmark, job experience and education.

The man in question reportedly worked as a telephone repairman and has an upper-secondary education.

Denmark’s national security agency, PET, estimates that more than 135 people have left Denmark for Syria and Iraq to take part in armed conflicts.


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