Charges brought against Islamic State operator in Switzerland
From Swiss Info
An Iraqi man accused of operating in Switzerland as a recruiter and trafficker for the Islamic State has been formally charged by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
“The suspect held a position of authority in relation to other IS members, some also high-ranking, and functioned as a recruiter, trafficker, cash-provider and as the recipient of instructions from leading IS members,” the OAG wrote on Tuesday.
The man, who was not identified, has been held pending trial since 2017, a year after the OAG began investigating the case. He allegedly operated as part of an international network of IS members in Switzerland, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Finland, and another unidentified location.
He is notably accused of having agreed to prepare attacks in Switzerland, although the OAG said that there was no proof that any such operation was imminent. . . the Alpine nation has managed to avoid any of the large-scale terror attacks that have been seen in countries including Britain, France, and Germany in recent years.