The Attorney General’s Office is “organizing” the extradition request of Nero Saraiva, the Portuguese jihadist who belongs to the Islamic State and who has been detained in Iraq for two years, confirmed to the CM official source of the organization directed by Lucília Gago. The news was advanced by Saturday magazine.
The extradition request “will be presented, through diplomatic channels, once instructed and translated”, originated the PGR.
Nero Saraiva, one of those who emigrated from Sintra to London, where he became radicalized and later joined the Islamic State, going to fight in Syria, where he gained a prominent role in the terrorist structure, was arrested in 2019 by Kurdish forces and later transferred to the brothers. Iraq.
It was then presented in combat in Baghou, Syria.
In Portugal, he was accused of terrorism, along with seven other Portuguese jihadists radicalized in London. Nero and five others went to Syria. Only, Rómulo Costa and Cassimo Turé were sentenced, in Lisbon, to nine and eight years and six months in prison, respectively, for crimes in support of terrorist organizations. Nero had the case separated because he was detained in Iraq. The five others ended up in combat.