Suspected ISIS member charged in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A Moroccan man who was detained by Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW) has been charged with being a member of the so-called Islamic State.
Katowice District Court. Photo: Piotrus/Wikimedia Commons (GFDL, CC-BY-SA-2.5, 3.0)
According to the ABW, the man, identified only as Mourad T., allegedly carried out reconnaissance for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian-Moroccan suspected of orchestrating the November 2015 Paris attacks.
Mourad T. was detained in September 2016 and a secret probe into the man was launched at about the same time.
According to Polish news portal Niezalezna.pl, Mourad T. had pretended to be a Syrian refugee.
The website also said that had been in possession of drugs and that his phone had instructions on how to build a bomb and images of sites that could be targeted.
Mourad T. is to appear before a district court in Katowice, southern Poland, Niezalezna.pl reported.
The charges against Mourad T. mark the first Polish case regarding someone suspected of being directly involved in ISIS.