Bosnia court sentences ex-Daesh fighter to 4 years in jail

Bosnia court sentences ex-Daesh fighter to 4 years in jail
The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina said that Ibro Cufurovic was guilty of organizing a terrorist group. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 December 2019

Bosnia court sentences ex-Daesh fighter to 4 years in jail

Bosnia court sentences ex-Daesh fighter to 4 years in jail
  • The 24-year-old was deported to Bosnia in April after he was captured in Syria
  • Bosnian officials earlier reported that 260 citizens remain in camps in Syria

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina: A court in Bosnia on Friday sentenced a Bosnian man to four years in prison for fighting with Daesh in Syria.
The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina said that Ibro Cufurovic was guilty of organizing a terrorist group.
The 24-year-old was deported to Bosnia in April after he was captured in Syria. He left Bosnia in 2014, going first to Turkey and then crossing into Syria with an aim to join Daesh, said the court.
The Klix news portal in Bosnia reported that Cufurovic’s family also were deported from Syria earlier this month.
Bosnian officials in the past have said that 260 Bosnian citizens remain in the camps in Syria, including approximately 100 men and 160 women and children,
In 2014, Bosnia became the first country in Europe to introduce prison terms for its citizens who fought abroad.