So now Austria is stuck with three Islamic State-bound Chechens.
They were out of Austria, and in Turkey heading for Syria, now they’re back in Austria and in little over two years, once again roaming their streets.
Austria jails three Isis-bound Chechens
Published: 01 Oct 2015 15:59 GMT+02:00
The 20-year-old man, his 21-year-old wife and the man’s 39-year-old mother were intercepted in Turkey. They had travelled there with the help of a people smuggler, via Bulgaria. The smuggler testified in court that the three had planned to travel on to Syria.
However, they told police they were in Turkey to obtain medical treatment for the man’s mother who suffers from depression and panic attacks.
But presiding judge Daniel Rechenmacher ruled that their arguments were “completely implausible” and “disproved by objective evidence material”. The man was given two years in jail and the mother 21 months.