“Cyber Jihadist” Trial

The trial of a man accused of “virtual jihad” is about to start in Germany, reports dw-world.de. The case will focus on whether the (re) posting of audio and video files on the Internet along with the occasion appeal for jihad constitutes “attempting to recruit members” for terrorist organizations.

“It’s an important trial because it will shed light on whether what happens in closed chat groups on the Internet falls under freedom of expression or whether you can penalize it if there’s proof of planned attacks,” said Carstensen.[press spokesman for Germany’s criminal investigators’ union (BdK) ]

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