Iraqi twin brothers accused of taking part in one of Daesh biggest massacres are held by police in Finland. They are detained on suspicion of killing 11 people in a massacre by the so-called “Islamic State” group in Iraq in 2014.
The two men, 23, were found in a refugee center and both men have pleaded not guilty in proceedings kept behind closed doors.
A Finnish court remanded in custody Iraqi twin brothers suspected of killing 11 people in a massacre by the so-called “Islamic State” group in Iraq in 2014.
“They are acused of 11 murders with terrorist intent,” the NBI said in a statement after the court’s hearing.
In July 2015, Daesh released footage of the massacre in which it executed hundreds of Iraqi Shiite military recruits captured at the Speicher military base in Tikrit, hometown of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The highest estimates put the number of executed cadets at 1,700.
A man claimed the twins, who are Sunni, viewed Shiite Muslims with disdain.
Finland’s Interior Minister Petteri Orpo reiterated an earlier estimate by the country’s Security Police that around 300 people in the country are known to have connections to ‘terrorist’ groups abroad.