posted by Christopher W Holton
Six Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals living in Sweden went on trial in Stockholm on Monday accused of funding terrorism, three of them also charged with plotting a terrorist attack.
The first day of the trial focused on the prosecution’s claim that the six men sent funds to the Islamic State to finance its violent jihad operations.
The prosecution argued that one of the men, 34-year-old Akromion Ergashev of Uzbekistan, sent almost 18,000 kronor ($2,000) to a middleman in Turkey, who in turn sent it to two Islamic State supporters in Syria.
The prosecution presented chats on encrypted mobile phone apps and account statements as evidence.