Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Returning Swiss ISIS Jihadist Gets Community Service No Jail

A Swiss convert to Islam who went to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), claims he was jailed over there when he changed his mind after two weeks training, and wound up back in Switzerland, has been given only 600 hours of community service. No prison for the dude, as per Attorney General Michael Lauber's ruling.

The 30-year-old recent convert to Islam, from the western Swiss canton of Vaud, had travelled to Syria late last year to join an ISIS training camp.

The man, whose name was not given, told the broadcaster he had been indoctrinated over the Internet.

“I was new to Islam... The videos I saw and the discussions I had online made me feel like I had to go there,” he said.

After two weeks in the training camp however, he asked to leave, only to be jailed by the militant group, which held him for 54 days, RTS reported.

The man, who has been cooperating with authorities and claims to have cut all ties with the jihadist group, was sentenced under a Swiss law against taking part in criminal organizations and under a military law against fighting for a foreign army, according to the report.
No mention of how he wound up back in Switzerland. How long he remained in Syria after the 54 days in jail.

Hope they keep tabs on the guy.

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