Jordanian authorities sentenced 11 terror suspects to jail for promoting the ISIS terrorist group
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A Jordanian court on Wednesday handed out five-year jail terms to 11 suspects after 10 of them were convicted of promoting the terror group, ISIS.
The State Security Court court sentenced, in a public hearing, the 10 defendants, three of whom were college students, to temporary hard labor terms between two to five years after being found guilty of “promoting terrorist groups and organizations on Facebook.”
The convicts, in their 20s, were arrested at different times in 2018, and have each received different sentences based on the quality and quantity of pro-ISIS material they published on Facebook, a judicial source said.
The court sentenced another defendant to one year in prison after being convicted of anti-state conduct.
On a weekly basis, the State Security Court addresses terror-related cases, with the majority of defendants being supporters of ISIS and the former al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Nusra Front.
Jordan, in recent years, has upheld a strict policy on punishing promoters of ISIS ideology and any who attempt to join the group’s ranks.
Fighting the spillover of terrorists from neighboring Syria, Jordan has upped border control and arrested and imprisoned dozens of suspects for trying to take their terror operations into the Kingdom.