Iraqi freed without charge in Sweden after terror arrest

Swedish police outside a house used as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers in Boliden in northeastern Sweden on November 19, 2015A young Iraqi man detained in Sweden this week on suspicion of plotting a terror attack was released without charge Sunday, but intelligence officials warned of an ongoing jihadist threat. Mutar Muthanna Majid, 22, was arrested at a centre for asylum seekers in the northeastern town of Boliden on Thursday, with Europe on edge in the wake of the attacks in Paris last week that left 130 people dead. Majid was questioned by the Sapo intelligence service in Stockholm and freed on the orders of Sweden’s deputy terrorism prosecutor after 60 hours in custody.

Share this article