Switzerland: No Entry For Student Suspected Of Jihadist Ties
The Swiss authorities are refusing to let back into Switzerland a Jordanian refugee who had been given asylum following his indictment by a Kenyan court for alleged links to Islamist rebels in Somalia, officials announced on Saturday.
"The Jordanian citizen … arrested in Kenya, may not enter Swiss territory until further notice,” said the Swiss justice ministry in a statement.
"Clear evidence shows that he visited regions of Somalia where jihadist groups are involved in conflict (against the government). It also appears that he had contact with Islamist elements in Switzerland.”
The Federal Police Office (Fedpol) decided to stop the man from re-entering Switzerland on the basis of information supplied by the Federal Intelligence Service. This type of measure is aimed at guaranteeing Switzerland’s internal and external security, which could be threatened by terrorists, violent extremists or organised crime.
Around 150 entry bans are pronounced each year by Fedpol. (...)