Germany accuses Turkish man of helping alleged plot

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged a 24-year-old man with allegedly helping an "Islamist group".

Germany accuses Turkish man of helping alleged plot

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged a 24-year-old man with allegedly helping an "Islamist group".

The federal prosecutor's office said it had charged the man it identified as Kadir. T with supporting the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an organisation allegedly linked to an Islamist movement that originated in Uzbekistan.

Four men are on trial in the western city of Duesseldorf for allegedly planning bomb attacks on U.S. institutions in Germany.

The group has "confessed to planning attacks", and some of its helpers have already been jailed, though a verdict on the four is very unlikely before mid-2010, the Duesseldorf court said.

Prosecutors argued, Kadir. T, who holds both German and Turkish citizenship, had attended regular meetings led by a member of the group, and had bought equipment for the IJU which ended up in Waziristan, on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.




Reuters

Last Mod: 09 Aralık 2009, 14:55
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