Appeal proceedings in large terrorism case have commenced

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Today, court hearings commenced in a criminal case against 6 defendants who are charged with incitement, recruiting for the jihad and membership of a criminal organisation.  In 2015, the court of first instance in The Hague  convicted the defendants for, inter alia, their activities on social media and public support for IS and Jabat Al Nusra. The facts stem from the period prior to the establishment of the IS caliphate. 

The trial proceedings are scheduled to last several months (including intervals). The public prosecutor will announce their penalty requests in March; the last days of court hearings are scheduled for April. 

Prakken d'Oliveira lawyers T. BurumaM. Pestman en M. Wijngaarden act on behalf of several defendants. 

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