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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Alleged Uzbek jihad fundraisers face trial in France

I missed this during the week just gone From RFI (Radio France Internationale) English

Ten men, most of them Turkish, went on trial in Paris on Monday, accused of raising funds for the Al Qaida-linked group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). They are alleged to have raised 300,000 euros for the group, most of it intended to finance training jihadis in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Prosecutors asked for the network’s alleged leader, Turkish-Dutch national Irfan Demirtas, to be sentenced to 10 years in prison, claiming that he met notorious IMU chief Qari Tahir Yuldashev, who was killed by a US drone in 2009, on several occasions. The group collected funds in mosques and from individuals to whom they showed videos of training camps in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal agencies, the prosecution said.

Of the 300,000 euros collected between 2003 and 2008, 170,000 euros went to finance armed jihad, prosecutor Thomas Fiquet said in his statement to the court.

The network was broken up by a joint operation between police in France, The Netherlands and Germany in 2007.

Posted on 12/23/2012 3:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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