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Stockholm bombing trial begins for 'accomplice'

AFP/The Local · 3 May 2012, 07:51

Published: 03 May 2012 07:51 GMT+02:00

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Nasserdine Menni denies working with sports therapist Taimour Abdulwahab, who blew up his car and then himself in a botched attack near a busy shopping street in Stockholm on December 11, 2010, killing himself and injuring two people.

Menni is accused of acting with Abdulwahab and others to further terrorist aims by criminal and other means, including the use of explosive devices, Glasgow High Court in Scotland heard.

The accused, whose exact age is unknown, allegedly transferred money to Iraqi-born Abdulwahab, communicated with him repeatedly by telephone, online and in person between 2003 and 2010.

He is also charged with fraudulently accessing three bank accounts.

In a trial expected to last up to three months, Menni is also accused of fraudulently claiming benefits and pretending to be an asylum-seeker in order to stay in Britain.

Swedish police officer Karl Viktor Andersson, 32, told the court how he had found Abdulwahab's body after the explosion in the Bryggargatan area of Stockholm.

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"I decided to clear the area and send members of the public around the body away because it could be an explosive and it might not be safe to be near," Andersson said.

Abdelwahab, a 29-year-old whose family fled from Iraq to Sweden in 1991, had lived with his wife and three children in Luton, north of London before the botched attack.

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16:41 May 3, 2012 by Uncle

When the article is about innocent people killer Breivik, the innocents defenders are eagerly posting their important opinion, condemning and accusing. Whenever the (failed, but planned) killer of innocents is from the religion of peace, the silence is almost uncomfortable...

What happened to the innocents defence? What happened to the overly excited ripping of shirts and throwing ashes on one's head in the wake of threat to the lives of innocent people? Where are the condemning judges and pointing of fingers towards the truly guilty? Mmm? Where ya'll at?
00:57 May 4, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Further proof that Sweden needs to stop allowing muslim immigrants. They are nothing but trouble.
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