German man sentenced to jail for activities in Syria

Kreshnik B., who was born in Germany to Kosovan parents, spent six months in Syria last year - where he is believed to have fought for and been trained by ISIL insurgents.

German man sentenced to jail for activities in Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

A 20-year-old German man was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on Friday for his activities in Syria, in the first trial in Germany of a home-grown fighter accused of joining ISIL.

Prosecutors had asked for a jail term of four years and three months for the man, known as Kreshnik B., who was born in Germany to Kosovan parents. He spent six months in Syria last year - where he is believed to have fought for and been trained by ISIL insurgents.

His lawyer said he went to Syria to help support Syrians trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and had asked judges for a maximum term of three years and three months.

Last Mod: 05 Aralık 2014, 11:28
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