Swedish daily - Bin Laden's "man in Sweden" arrested at Prague airport
The Czech media are awash with claims by a Swedish newspaper that a leading Swedish terror suspect has been arrested in Prague. The tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday that a 39-year-old Swedish citizen accused of terrorism by the United States has been detained by the Czech authorities.
The man was reportedly arrested on a stopover in Prague, during a Czech Airlines flight from Stockholm to Beirut on Sunday. The Swedish foreign ministry, however, has only confirmed that a Swedish man is missing. A spokesman said the man's brother called the authorities when he failed to turn up in Beirut. The Swedish embassy in Prague, meanwhile, has confirmed that a 39-year-old Swedish citizen was arrested when he landed at Prague Airport.
The man was also accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Sweden several years ago, but was freed for lack of evidence. He was later sentenced to one year in prison on a weapons offence. The Czech police are due to release more details on the case soon.