Germany arrests Marxist militant ‘leader’
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Published: 04 Dec 2016 12:45 GMT+01:00
The 55-year-old citizen of the Netherlands, whose name was given as Musa A., was arrested in Hamburg, Germany’s federal prosecutor said.
The man is thought to be a “leader” of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party /Front (DHKP-C) — a radical Marxist group outlawed by Ankara after allegedly staging several attacks and assassinations against police, the security services and US interests in Turkey.
The prosecutor said he was carrying out several roles in Europe, principally fundraising for the European arm of the DHKP-C.
German authorities believe that such fundraising could be used to finance terrorist activity and the acquisition of weapons.
Musa A. will appear in court on Monday before a judge who will rule whether to remand him in custody.