Netherlands Re-Arrests Freed Terrorist Suspect

Dutch authorities re-arrested a Pakistani suspect that had been previously released in April, who will now be extradited to Spain. Dutch authorities released the man because there was insufficient evidence that he was involved in planning a terrorist attack; however, a Spanish magistrate issued an international arrest warrant against the man. The man is allegedly part of a jihad network planning to launch attacks in Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, and England. The 26-year old man, Akeel Abbasi, was of Pakistani origin and had lived in the Netherlands since September 1007, and registered for a four-year professional education course.