Suspected Islamic State terrorist in court in Germany

A trial was under way on Wednesday in the western German city of Duesseldorf against a suspected Islamic State terrorist.

The federal prosecution charged the 25-year-old from Dinslaken in the Lower Rhine region with being a member of an Islamic State special unit.

As a storm trooper the man is supposed to have used violence against spies and deserters from the terrorist group and returned them to Islamic State prisons.

The defendant had previously acted as a witness in two terrorist cases, where he confirmed his service in the special unit. He admitted to witnessing torture and execution, but denies any involvement in the acts.

Last update: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 12:57
Author: 

More from World

US astronaut John Glenn - "ultimate hometown hero" - dies at age 95

Former astronaut and US senator John Glenn, who shot to fame in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth, died...

Gambian president-elect says he will reverse decision to leave ICC

Gambia will reverse its decision to leave the International Criminal Court, president-elect Adama Barrow announced...

Tsunami threat declared over for Solomon Islands after massive quake

The tsunami threat from Friday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake near the Solomon Islands has passed, says the Pacific...

Saudi Arabia "playing proxy wars," Boris Johnson says in latest gaffe

British ally Saudi Arabia is "puppeteering and playing proxy wars" in the Middle East and, like Iran, is "twisting...

Russia: Syrian military suspends Aleppo attacks to allow evacuation

The Syrian military has suspended its attacks on militant-held eastern Aleppo to let civilians be evacuated to...