46 year old Ayndi Aydamirov was prosecuted on suspicion of terrorism offenses in Sweden. The man is believed to have helped his son to manufacture explosives that could be used to blow up parts of a prison in Aleppo in Syria. Ayndi, who lives in Järfälla, outside Stockholm, was arrested in early summer on suspicion of having participated in terrorist crimes in Syria.

He is now prosecuted in court on suspicion of helping his son, who in December 2013 and January 2014 were in Syria, with the manufacture of explosives.

The 46-year-old had, among other things,given his son sketches that showed safety distance and demolition agent efficiency. Among prosecution evidence available were chat conversations and transcripts of conversations between his son and the 46-year-old.
The man had for example been communicating with his son via the application Whatsapp.

– The son wanted help with the explosives, said prosecutor Ronnie Jacobsson.

According to him, the 46-year-old admitted that the conversations took place, but claimed that his son already had existing expertise to manufacture explosives. It’s unclear if the crimes have been coordinated in co-operation with Daesh or any other known terror group.

The 46-year-old was arrested June 1st, but was released a few days later because the district court did not consider there was a risk that he would flee the country. In interviews with the police, he said his son died during a battle in Syria, January 8th 2014.

The charge is unique. It is the first of its kind relating to terrorism offenses in Syria after the new terror law was introduced in 2010.

This summer, several arrests have been made in Sweden of people suspected having taken part in terrorist crimes. In Örebro, a man was arrested, suspected of having recruited people to a terrorist group. Three men were also arrested in Gothenburg, suspected of having participated in killings in Syria.

Ayndi Aydamirov is originally from Chechnya (but has a Russian citizenship) and has participated in battles against Russia. In 2007, he was injured in battle and applied for asylum in Sweden with his family.

Ayndi Aydamirov