Suspected terrorist arrested in north Tenerife
The Civil Guard have arrested a 32-year-old man in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, resident in San Cristóbal de la Laguna, by order of the National Court, for a crime of suspected terrorism.
“The court as assessed the danger of his situation of freedom due to his previous jihadist affiliation and the multitude of other crimes that revealed this threat,” said a police spokesman.
An investigation carried out by the Civil Guard in 2017 resulted in the arrest in 2019 of the man for terrorist indoctrination. As a result of this investigation, on February 18, he e was sentenced by the First Section of the Criminal Chamber of the National High Court to two years and two days in prison.
“This person, between the years 2017 and 2019, was the object of a prototypical jihadist radicalisation, being fascinated by the violence deployed by terrorist organisations with an expansive territorial agenda, such as Al Qaeda and DAESH, which had led him, according to the investigation, to become a Mujahideen, as demonstrated by the fact that he conducted a series of experiments with explosive substances aimed at producing a viable device,” said the police.
“The detainee stood out for systematically instrumentalising his jihadist radicalism to inflict degrading treatment on his partners, being convicted of crimes of gender violence.”
After being brought to justice, the man has entered the Tenerife II Penitentiary Centre.