Lawyer says terror suspect in Norway to be released: report

The court's justices rejected an appeal by police against the yesterday ruling of the Oslo Appeals Court, which had decided that David Jakobsen, a 32-year-old Uzbek legally residing in Norway, should be released pending trial due to low flight risk.

"He will be freed during the afternoon or evening after several formalities are completed," Jakobsen's lawyer Rene Ibsen told NTB.Jakobsen and Mikael Davud, a 39-year-old ethnic Uighur from China who is a Norwegian citizen, were arrested in Oslo on July 8.

A third man, Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, a 7-year-old Iraqi Kurd who holds a Norwegian residence permit, was arrested in Germany and extradited to Norway.Norwegian police suspect the three were plotting a bombing and they are believed to have links to Al-Qaeda.

Jakobsen is the only one of the three suspects to have not confessed. He tipped off police about the bombing plot but investigators suspect that he may have played a double role.
The other two suspects have rejected having any link to Al-Qaeda but have admitted to plotting an attack, although their versions of what the target was differ.

Davud has said he aimed to attack the Chinese embassy in Oslo, while Bujak has claimed the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, renowned for having first published 12 controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005, was the target.The two are to remain in custody until November 1, when a judge will determine if their detention should be extended.

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