Two men jailed for carrying out Isis recruitment in Italy

Two men jailed for carrying out Isis recruitment in Italy

The two men were on trial in Venice (Stock image)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two men have been found guilty of carrying out recruitment for Isis in Venice, Italy.

The two men, aged 39 and 30, have both been given a jail sentence, but plan to appeal the decision and prove their innocence, local media reported.

The 39-year-old has been given a sentence of four years and eight months, whilst the 30-year-old has been given one of three years and four months, according to The Local.

Police first investigated the two men whilst they were looking into another man who left Italy with his child to travel to Syria and join Isis in 2013. It is believed that the man died during fighting.

Local media reports claimed this was part of an investigation into an alleged network of Islamists in the Veneto region in northern Italy.

Another man is also believed to be responsible for recruiting people for Isis. The 29-year-old is thought to be in hiding in Raqqa, local newspaper Il Messaggero Veneto said.

Since the beginning of this year, Italy has deported 31 people linked with terrorism.