28 years in prison for Belgian Syriëstrijder

28 years in prison for Belgian Syriëstrijder

In Belgium, for the first time a returned Syriëstrijder convicted of a terrorist murder in Syria. The court in Antwerp, explained the 24-year-old Hakim E. from Vilvoorde Monday, 28-year prison sentence.

Five other Syriëgangers were acquitted. They would have played a role in a onthoofdingsvideo, but according to the judges sufficient evidence. Justice had against all six of thirty years is required.

E. was the only suspect involved in the process. The court considers proven that the former Sharia4Belgium member in early 2013 in Syria by his head shot, and that has tried to shoot a video.

The main evidence is a bugged telephone conversation with his then girlfriend about the execution of a shiite. Who the victim was is unknown. E. has an earlier submitted admission to be withdrawn. He came in 2014 to return to Belgium, after that he through a grenade brain injury had sustained.

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