Top Swiss Islamic Officials Indicted for Making Al-Qaeda Propaganda Videos
Three senior leaders of one of Switzerland’s most visible Islamic organizations were indicted today after a nearly two year investigation into videos that one of the leaders made in Syria, including interviews with senior al-Qaeda leaders.
The charges were announced today by the Office of the Attorney General, which will be heard by the Federal Criminal Court.
The Local reported:
Swiss federal prosecutors have brought charges against leading members of the country’s largest Islamic organization in a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda.
Swiss media reported on Thursday that the president and two members of the governing board of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) had been charged with violating the ban on groups including Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS).
Blick named the three as Nicolas Blancho, ICCS president, Naim Cherni, and Qaasim Illi.
With respect to the charges, prosecutors believe the videos made inside Syria were more than just documentaries.