Amsterdam police detain Russian citizen on suspicion of financing ISIS

Amsterdam police detain Russian citizen on suspicion of financing ISIS

The man was detained at the request of German special forces.

At the request of German special services, a Russian citizen suspected of financing the Islamic State has been detained at the Amsterdam airport, the Prosecutor's Office of Berlin reports this.

The report identifies the name of the detainee: it is Yusup B., 29. According to the investigation, the suspect transferred money to the ISIS for training of the organization's members and for the purchase weapons. After the Russian found out that a criminal case had been initiated against him, he left Germany for South America. He was detained soon after he returned to Europe.

Amsterdam police performed his arrest under a European warrant. Now, the Dutch authorities must decide on the extradition of the detainee.

The Russian Embassy in the Netherlands reported that the detained did not apply to them. If the embassy receives confirmation that the suspect is a Russian citizen, he will receive all the necessary assistance, the press service told TASS.

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