The Netherlands extradited Pakistani national Akeel Abassi to Spain, where he faces allegations of belonging to an extremist Islamic group. Abassi fled spain in January following the dismantling of a group of militants in Barcelona. Authorities say the man traveled from Spain to Germany to carry out a suicide attack, but left for Netherlands without carrying out such actions. Abassi is one of eleven Islamists charged by Spain’s High Court in June.
In the northern city of Vitoria, Spanish police arrested three people suspected of trying to promote radical Islam on Thursday. According to police, the three distributed CD’s and MP3 files calling for a jihad or holy war among the city’s Muslim population. The group had allegedly been distributing the recordings before their computers, hard drives, MP3 players and CD’s were seized. Police began investigating the Vitoria group in December, and moved to arrest the three following an order from Spain’s High Court.