Ex-ISIL Bosnian fighter given one year in jail

Radical Islamist Emin Hodzic admitted to having fought for ISIL in Syria and Iraq and was given one year in prison on Tuesday in line with a plea bargain he reached with Bosnia and Herzegovina's State Office of zje Prosecutor in Sarajevo.

Hodzic, indicted for having organised a terrorist group, admitted to having been engaged in the fighting in Syria and Iraq on the side of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The convict will serve the sentence in Bosnia.

The Office of the State Prosecutor has stated that a rising number of Bosnian citizens are contacting Bosnia's security agencies to be returned from Iraq and Syria and to confess to crimes they committed there while fighting for ISIL in order to serve sentences in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Last update: Tue, 08/03/2016 - 15:43

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