Rotterdam court requests more information in extradition of Somali man

A district court in Rotterdam is requesting additional information from the US authorities as it requests the extradition of a Somali man arrested at a refugee center in Dronten, Flevoland in November 2009. The man is alleged to have helped extremists travel to Somalia in connection with the Islamic movement Al Shabaab.
Mohamud Said Omar’s lawyers claim that the alleged offences relate to a time before Al Shabaab was considered organization. AP reports that the court in Rotterdam has asked the US to provide more information on the country’s definition of a terror group and whether the US viewed Al Shabaab as a terrorist organization before March 2008.