Terror suspect to remain in custody

A 37-year-old man was remanded into custody once more by Stockholm district court on Friday suspected of preparing acts of terrorism.

The 37-year-old was arrested with a 42-year-old man in February on suspicion of passing money on to groups in Somalia with the intention of financing terrorist crimes.

Swedish Security Service Säpo suspect the man of having links to the Al-Shabaab organization in Somalia.

Al-Shabaab, which translates roughly as ‘Youth’, is an extreme breakaway faction of the Islamic courts in Somalia.

The group claimed responsibility for a bombing in early February in the coastal town of Bosasso in Somalia Puntland region. According to officials, 20 Ethiopian migrants and guest workers died in the attack, which also injured around 100 people.

150 people of Somali origin gathered outside the courtroom to demonstrate for their right to send money to Somalia.