Just another day in modern-day Sweden…
STOCKHOLM: Three Central Asian men have been charged in Sweden with plotting to commit terrorist crimes as well as: along with three others: financing the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said on Thursday.
“Three (of the suspects) acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other equipment in order to, among other things, kill and harm other people. If the terrorist crime had been carried out, it could have seriously hurt Sweden,” the Stockholm prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
It said the six men were from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, both mainly Muslim, former Soviet republics.
Five are in Swedish custody while the sixth man was freed pending trial; all have denied wrongdoing, the statement said. Neither their public defenders nor the prosecutor were available for further comment.
In June, Rakhmat Akilov, an Uzbek asylum seeker in Sweden, was sentenced to life in prison for killing five people in Stockholm with a hijacked truck in 2017.