Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Dutch court: Syrian brother Jabat al-Nusra convicted of roles

The Hague, Netherlands (AP) – A Dutch court on Monday convicted two Syrian brothers of having played a senior role in the Jabat al-Nusra extremist group in their home country between 2011 and 2014, the first time Dutch judges have held a suspect of leadership. has been convicted. A Syrian extremist organization.

One brother has been sentenced to 15 years nine months, the other 11 years 9 months. His identity was not released in line with Dutch privacy regulations.

The Dutch court said in its ruling that Jabat al-Nusra carried out the attacks targeting the regime of President Bashar Assad.

“Those who worked for the regime were tortured and murdered,” the court said in a statement, adding that the group’s attacks resulted in civilian casualties and contributed to the armed conflict and chaos that left millions of Syrians in the country. prompted to run away.

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Both brothers were given asylum in the Netherlands. But they came under police scrutiny when one of them was identified by visitors to a debate center in Amsterdam while a film about the Syrian civil war was being shown.

Both denied involvement in the extremist group, but the court said the judges convicted them based on a police investigation, which included vandalizing their homes and a car, and checking through their phones and computers.

The court said one of the brothers was jailed and tortured by the Assad regime before joining the Nusra group.

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