Terrorism: arrest in Germany for attacks from Paris

Because of the Bataclan attacks of 2015, a Bosnian was sought by European arrest warrant. He is accused of supporting a terrorist group.


In Germany, a terrorist suspect has been arrested for involvement in the Paris terrorist attacks of November 2015. The 39-year-old Bosnian was caught a week ago, said the Dresden public prosecutor.

Against the man a European arrest warrant from Belgium lies on suspicion of the support of a terrorist association in connection with the attacks among other things on the concert hall Bataclan. The man is currently in provisional extradition.

The Prosecutor General's Office in Saxony-Anhalt checks his extradition to Belgium. The suspect was arrested on the night of June 20 by special forces of the BKA. According to a spokesman for the Prosecutor General's Office, he was caught in the area of ​​Merseburg. Due to the existing European arrest warrant he was presented to the investigating judge before the district court of Merseburg.

The suspect came in the course of a procedure of the Dresdner public prosecutor's office and the Federal Criminal Investigation Office (BKA) against two Bosnians for violating the War Weapons Control Law in the sights of the investigators.

Attackers raided the Stade de France football stadium, the Bataclan concert hall and several restaurants in Paris on 13 November 2015. They killed 130 people and injured many more.

ref: zeit