Amsterdam terrorist suspects fight extradition to Belgium

The three men from Amsterdam arrested on Tuesday in connection with a Belgian terrorist plot are fighting their extradition, the public prosecution department said on Wednesday afternoon.

The three have been remanded in custody and their case will now be heard by a special court which deals with extradition proceedings. The court must hear the case, which will focus on the legality of the request rather than the actual details of the case, within three months.
The three men, aged 25, 26 and 28 are among 11 people arrested on Tuesday. They are accused of preparing a terrorist attack on an unknown target, recruiting jihad fighters and funding of a Chechen terror organisation called the Caucasian Emirate.
Ugur Sarikaya, lawyer for one of the Amsterdam men, told the Telegraaf his client denied any involvement in terrorism.

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