Switzerland charges man suspected of supporting Islamic State

ZURICH – A 25-year-old Swiss man has been charged with supporting Islamic State, the first time Switzerland has brought a suspected “jihadi traveller” before courts, the attorney general’s office said on Friday. It said he was suspected of being bound for the Middle East to join up with Islamic State before his arrest at Zurich airport last year. “This represents the first time in Switzerland in which a suspected ‘jihadi traveller’ who was arrested before embarking on a trip to a conflict zone has been brought before the courts,” Attorney General Michael Lauber’s office said in a statement. The man, from near Zurich, is charged in Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court with violating the nation’s so-called “Islamic State law” that bans the violent group and related organisations, the statement said.

via ynetnews.com

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