Bulgaria’s Special Criminal Court begins hearing first terrorism trial

Bulgaria’s Special Criminal Court has begun hearing its first case involving charges of terrorism, laid against three Syrians that prosecutors allege intended to join Daesh and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The three Syrian men, aged between 22 and 25 and who had been given refugee status by Germany, have suspended sentences for illegally crossing the border.

At the court sitting on September 19, evidence against the accused was given by a witness whose identity was not disclosed.

In evidence in the trial, prosecutors are relying mainly on photos in the accuseds’ phones and in the phones’ messaging systems.

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(Photo: Jason Morrison/sxc.hu)