Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Portugal: Charges 8 people with ISIS membership

(Lisbon) Prosecutors in Portugal have stated they are  bringing terror charges against eight Portuguese men suspected of recruiting and fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria.

Prosecutors said in a statement the men were suspected of involvement in the 2012 kidnapping by the group of British war correspondent John Cantlie and Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemens. The case was opened in 2013 after Portuguese authorities received information about the kidnappings from British authorities. Over the past six years investigators have traced the radicalisation and movements of the men.
Two of them are in Portugal and have been interrogated, another has been found to be living in London , with the leader Nero Saraiva currently dropping the soap in a Kurdish prison The whereabouts of the other six aren't known.