Mullah Krekar arrested in Norway after Italian terrorism verdict

Sentenced to 12 yrs by Bolzano court Monday

(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - Norwegian police on Tuesday arrested a jihadi cleric sentenced Monday to 12 years in jail by a court in the northern city of Bolzano.
    Mullah Krekar was arrested at the request of Italian authorities.
    He has been living in Norway for 30 years.
    Krekar is considered the spiritual head of the Rawthi Shax jihadist cell.
    The cell was dismantled in autumn 2015 following a probe by ROS security police in Trento.
    As well as the mullah, three of the six other persons found guilty Monday were arrested in order to be extradited, like him, to Italy.


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