Monday 5 December 2016

German teenager accused of editing Islamic State propaganda

Published 18/11/2016 | 13:51

A German teenager has been charged with editing Islamic State propaganda material
A German teenager has been charged with editing Islamic State propaganda material

An 18-year-old has been charged in Germany with supporting a terrorist organisation by translating Islamic State propaganda and correcting errors.

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Federal German prosecutors said Mikail S, a German citizen, faces nine counts of supporting the Islamic State group.

There are allegations he had been in contact with the extremist organisation's propaganda operations since mid-2016.

The accused is alleged to have contacted the group, offering to translate English, German and Turkish texts and correct linguistic errors.

After being taken up on his offer, he delivered over the period of about a month beginning at the start of June one translation and eight corrected texts which ended up on the internet.

The suspect has been in custody since July 14.

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