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Germany: Suspected terrorism:
Federal Criminal Police Office
arrests Iraqi citizen

Richard Krauss

26. Juni 2024

Investigating judge at the
Federal Court of Justice
issues arrest warrant

On June 25, 2024, the Federal Prosecutor's Office arrested an Iraqi national in Gütersloh who is suspected of being a member of the terrorist organization "Islamic State (IS)".

The arrest warrant, issued by the investigating judge of the Federal Court of Justice on June 12, 2024, led to the arrest of Hazem A.-B. by officers of the Federal Criminal Police Office.

According to the arrest warrant, the accused is accused of having acted as a fighter for the "Islamic State" in Iraq between 2014 and 2017. He is said to have been assigned to various combat units and to have received payments from the organization for this.

On the same day of his arrest, Hazem A.-B. was brought before the investigating judge of the Federal Court of Justice. He informed him of the arrest warrant and ordered him to be remanded in custody. The Federal Prosecutor's Office bases its allegations on the strong suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization abroad, as set out in Section 129a Paragraph 1 No. 1 and Section 129b Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.

Source: Attorney General

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