Austria jails man for reposting ISIS beheading videos

2016-09-13 22:01


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Vienna - An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by the Islamic State group.

The court convicted the 18-year-old of belonging to a terrorist organisation.

His defence argued that he was traumatised as a child by fighting in Chechnya.

The Austria Press Agency cited the offender Tuesday as saying he was radicalised in prison while serving a 14-month sentence for robbery and other offences that ended last year.

He said that he was in contact with an uncle who was fighting in Syria.

The prosecution cited him as telling that relative that "we will see each other soon by Allah". But the man testified he never had any intention of joining him.

The man was not identified in keeping with Austrian privacy laws.

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