Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

A tiger in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

French women speak out about sexual harassment, but what happens next?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa pledges to revive failing economy

Read more

FOCUS

Video: FRANCE 24 meets foreigners fighting with Kurds in Syria

Read more

#TECH 24

Energy Observer: The world's first hydrogen-powered boat

Read more

ENCORE!

The best winter exhibitions

Read more

#THE 51%

Shortage of male heirs leads many Japanese families to adopt adult men

Read more

FASHION

Death of an icon: Remembering fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Black Friday deals: Are they really worth it?

Read more

Europe

British man arrested at Schiphol airport on suspicion of terrorism

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-09-20

A Somali-born British man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism as he transited Amsterdam's Schiphol airport en route from England to Uganda on Sunday. A spokesman for Dutch prosecutors said police acted on a tip from UK authorities.

AFP - Dutch police arrested Sunday a Somali-born British man on suspicion of terrorism as he transited through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport en route from England to Uganda, prosecutors said.
   
"A British man of Somali origin has been arrested at Schiphol," the Dutch prosecutor's office said in a statement.
   
"At this moment, an inquiry is trying to determine whether or not the man belongs to a foreign terrorist organisation."
   
The suspect, who had travelled from John Lennon Airport in Liverpool, northeast England, and was on route to Entebbe via Amsterdam, was arrested by police just as his flight was just about to take off, prosecutors said.
   
Evert Boerstra, a spokesman for the Dutch prosecutor's office, said police were tipped off by British authorities, adding that he could provide no further information on the suspect or his arrest.
   
On August 30, two Yemenis were arrested on suspicion of a terrorist plot upon arriving in Amsterdam from Chicago after American authorities found "suspicious items" in their baggage, including mobile phones taped together.
   
The pair were freed on September 1.
 

Date created : 2010-09-19

  • YEMEN

    Yemeni terrorism suspects on Amsterdam flight released

    Read more

  • TERRORISM

    Christmas plot suspect says 20 others training for similar attacks

    Read more

  • USA

    Nigerian indicted over Christmas plane bomb plot

    Read more

COMMENT(S)