Belgians in Syria – man who took partner and her child to Syria arrested
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Belgians in Syria – man who took partner and her child to Syria arrested

Laura P.’s former partner, from La Louviere, who made her spend 8 months in Syria with their 4-year-old son, has been extradited from Turkey to Belgium. He was charged with involvement with a terrorist group and will appear before the Charleroi council chamber on Friday.   Laura P. met Osama B.a Tunisian from Louvière, on the internet. The couple started a relationship soon after and in 2014, the young man invited Laura P. on a Mediterranean cruise. According to the mother, who was accompanied by her 4-year-old son, those plans changed along the way. She was allegedly forced to travel to Syria where she was held captive by jihadists for eight months. She allegedly managed to escape with her son and get to the Turkish border.

Turkey extradited the mother and son to Belgium in March. Whilst Laura P.’s version of events is being corroborated, the investigating judge has accused her of involvement in a terrorist organisation although she has not been detained. Osama B. was also arrested by the Turkish authorities and extradited earlier in the week. He was arrested and detained for involvement in a terrorist group and will appear before the Charleroi council chamber on Friday.

(Source: Belga)  

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