Mohamed Abrini was under police surveillanceWednesday, 01 June 2016 12:03
Le Parisien states that Abrini was placed police custody on July 27th, 2015, as part of an anti-terrorist investigation opened on July 13th.
Freshly released from prison, where he was held for specific offences, Abrini had taken a flight for Turkey on June 25th, 2015. Informed of this departure by a “tip-off”, the police feared that he would go to Syria.
Upon returning to Belgium, Abrini learned that he was wanted by police and went voluntarily to the police station in Molenbeek, confirming that he had been holidaying in Istanbul and its locality. He added that he had stayed a week in London, then two days in Paris before returning to Brussels.
This somewhat unusual trip then led to a series of police surveillance activities outside Mohamed Abrini's house, Le Parisien states. These surveillance activities carried on up to and including November 13th, when he disappeared off the police radar.
Mohamed Abrini, who was charged with participation in terrorist group activities, terrorist assassinations, and attempted terrorist assassinations, as part the case of the Brussels attacks in Zaventem, was arrested on April 8th in Anderlecht.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)
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