Man arrested in Utah for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terrorist group
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A 23-year-old man was arrested in Utah last year on allegations he helped ISIS, but that’s about all officials are saying about the case.
The scant allegations made public so far are in court documents unsealed Monday after Murat Suljovic’s latest court appearance. Seamus Hughes, with George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, first reported the case.
The records show Suljovic was arrested in August 2019 in Salt Lake City.
Document allege that in January 2019 he attempted to “provide material support and resources, including services, personnel, and training, to ISIS…knowing that ISIS is a designated terrorist organization and has engaged in and does engage in terrorism.”
He pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday. Soljovic remains in custody.
U.S. Attorney John Huber declined, through a spokesperson, to comment on the case. Suljovic’s attorney, Jessica Stengel, also declined to comment.
But an order from Magistrate Judge Dustin B. Pead suggests the case “involves potential national security implications.”
It also notes that officials seized 122, 700 files from Suljovic’s computer, the majority of which were “in HTML document format with screen captures and video thumbnails.”