The high security court sentenced Azzedine C., the prime suspect in the largest jihad trial in the Netherlands so far, to six years in prison on Thursday. The other eight suspects were also given prison sentences of varying length
The nine suspects in the large jihad trial will hear the court's verdict on Thursday. The Public Prosecutor demanded years long prison sentences against all of the suspects. They are suspected of offenses raging from inciting hatred to recruitment for the terrorist organizations fighting in the Syrian Civil War, all in a very organized manner, according to the Prosecutor
The definition of "recruitment" was put to the question in the massive jihad trial on Tuesday. The suspects see recruitment as actively coaxing someone to join an organization, the Public Prosecutor sees it differently.
One of the largest terrorism trials ever in the Netherlands starts in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. A total of 10 suspects are facing charges of, among other things, participation in a terrorist organization, recruitment and conspiracy to commit terrorist offenses.
The lawsuit against suspected terrorists Oussama C., Azzedine C. and Rudolph H. will only be tried in September, because many of the about 50 witnesses still need to be questioned, AD reports.
The police have arrested another suspect in the investigation of jihadists.
The 40 year old man from the Hague was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist organization, the police announced on Wednesday.
The man reported himself to the police office after the police had invited him. Including this man, 12 people have been arrested during this investigation.
The Ministry of Justice will try a group of extremist muslims in The Hague as a 'terrorist organization', which may result in a life sentence for the suspects, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) says.