Reina attack suspect appears in Danish court

Ibrahimjon Asparov stands accused of supplying firearms, ammunition to Istanbul nightclub attacker

Reina attack suspect appears in Danish court

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ibrahimjon Asparov, an alleged accomplice of Abdulgadir Masharipov, the main suspect in the Reina nightclub attack in Istanbul, made a court appearance on Wednesday in Denmark.

Asparov, 42, accused of supplying weapons and ammunition to Masharipov, was taken into custody for a second time at the request of Turkey on July 20.

The Danish court decided to postpone his hearing to Sept. 13.

Following a request by Turkey, Asparov was first detained on June 29 in southeastern Jutland with the help of Danish intelligence but was released after giving a statement.

Prosecutor Dorthe Moller-Andersen told Danish public broadcaster DR that Turkey had requested Asparov be extradited.

At least 39 people, including a police officer, were killed when a gunman opened fire on partygoers at the nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district in the early hours of Jan. 1 this year.

On Jan. 16, Masharipov was captured by police in Istanbul's Esenyurt district.

Four other suspects, including a male of Kyrgyz origin and three women, were detained.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ağustos 2017, 17:37