Monday, December 11, 2023

Judge frees imam in Badajoz investigated for financing jihadism without passport

The judge of the National Court, Manuel García-Castellón, ordered the temporary release of five of the six detained in an operation against jihadist terrorism carried out on Wednesday.

Among them is the imam of Badajoz, Adel Najjar Mohamed, in which the Prosecutor’s Office alleges an alleged crime of terrorist financing. In particular, the jihadist groups in Syria

Despite releasing him temporarily, the magistrate sentenced them all, as a precaution, to go to court every 15 days for the ban on leaving the territory and the passport withdrawal.

For the sixth arrested person, detained in Madrid, the judge ordered temporary prison, avoiding the bail of 20,000 euros, which he paid, and, therefore, he was released with the same precautionary measures as before.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the National Court asked García-Castellón that Najjar Mohamed be sent to temporary prison to avoid having a bail of 5,000 euros and that, if paid, he is prohibited from leaving Spain and forced to appear before the Court. For this request, the Public Prosecutor’s Office assessed the “roots in Spain” of the imam and the age of the alleged crimes attributed to him.

The rest of those detained in this anti-jihadist operation are: Fady Kutayni Assi, Ghasoub Alabrash Ghalyoun, Omar Mahmoud Jobarani, Mohamed Yaber Aldroubi Al Hussaini, and Fawaz Nahhas Al Afandi.

The Prosecutor’s Office has charged all of them with the crime of financing Syrian jihadist terrorism.

According to police sources, the six detainees would have sent money to a cell called Jaysh Al Islam, a collaborator of Al-Qaeda in Syria. To do this, they would have used various associations in Spain, apparently humanitarian. In addition to these “fraudulent fundraising campaigns,” the National Police maintain that they are also sending their own money to Syria.

The operation that led to the arrest of these six individuals was carried out by the General Information Commission (CGI) with the collaboration of the Provincial Information Brigades of Madrid, Zaragoza, Badajoz, and Valencia.

Likewise, it has the support of the EUROPOL agency, under the coordination of the Central Investigative Court number 6 and the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court.

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