On Thursday, prosecution was initiated following the police’s terrorist strike in Strömsund and Akalla this spring. Three people are being brought to justice suspected of having acquired large amounts of chemicals and other equipment for a terrorist act.
“The intention was to kill and injure other people,” the prosecutor writes.
Today, the prosecutor has brought charges against six people at Solna District Court concerning preparations for terrorist offenses and violations of the Financing Act. The trial begins January 7, 2019.
The indictment applies to six people, five of whom have been detained previously. Three of them are prosecuted for preparing for terrorist offenses. All six are prosecuted for violating the penal code for financing particularly serious crime in some cases.
The charges in that part relate to suspicions that money sent from Sweden by the six accused persons to foreign recipients has been made available to the Islamic State’s activities abroad. All defendants deny crimes in these parts. In addition, the indictment includes some in the context less serious crimes.
Five of the six people are detained. All the defendants come from the Central Asian countries Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. According to information to TT, at least one of them has had contact with Rakhmat Akilov, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan 2017.
During the investigation, prosecutors and police have been very secretive about how their suspicions looks in detail. But in December, SÄPO said that thanks to the raid on the suspects, they managed to avert a terrorist act.
- Atabek A., 39
Has a coordination number from the Tax Authority since September last year, which one can get if you are staying temporarily in Sweden and do not have a personal identity number. He is not in the Migration Board’s system and has therefore not applied for asylum.
- Akromjon E., 34
- David I. (born as Farkhod T.-G.), 46
Several traffic offenses and accounting offenses.
Owned his own building company Ny Nord Design Group.
Has moved around several times in Sweden.
- Gulom T., 39
- Bakhtiyor U., 30
Applied for a residence permit in November 2013. In November 2016, he received a coordination number. One month later he applied for a residence permit again. According to his brother, the 29-year-old should have had problems in his home country and saught asylum in Sweden because of religious reasons.’In January 2017, the 29-year-old was sentenced to conditional sentence and fines for fraud, when trying to retrieve a phone with a false ID document.
Shoahmad S., 24
All of the suspects deny committing any crimes related to terrorism.