Bosnian man arrested for links with jihadists in Syria

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Geneva – On Wednesday, the Bosnian police arrested a man on charges of terrorism. The suspect has been meeting jihadists from the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in Syria, according to the Bosnian authorities. 

Kenan Krso was suspected of “several activities linked with terrorism”.

“The suspect stayed for a brief period in Syria,” spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office Boris Grubesic said.

Grubesic told reporters in Sarajevo that the suspect has met militants of the Islamic State, adding that Krso remained in contact with the radical group even after his return to Bosnia. 

It’s not the first time that Krso faces charges of terrorism. The 39-year-old suspect was already arrested in February “while walking in downtown Sarajevo dressed in a T-shirt with the Islamic State insignia”.

According to reports, Bosnia passed a law last year, imposing sentences of up to 20 years in jail for convicted jihadists and their recruiters.

More than 200 Bosnians have reportedly joined the ranks of radical groups in Syria and Iraq in the past two years. 

The Muslim community in Bosnia constitutes an estimated 40% of the country’s 3.8 million inhabitants.

 

Reporting by: Lorin Silo 

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