MADRID, Dec. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A Bulgarian court on Tuesday condemned a radical imam and thirteen other Bulgarians for inciting religious hatred through their support for the jihadist group Islamic State, which spread propaganda.
According to information collected by the Bulgarian state news agency, BTA, the toughest sentence has been for Imam Ahmed Musa, who has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
In addition, four other defendants have been sentenced to three years in jail, while six defendants have been sentenced to two and a half years in jail. On the other hand, two other defendants have been sentenced to two years in jail, while another has received a suspended sentence.
The trial against Musa and his followers began in 2016 following an investigation around alleged Islamic State supporters in the south of the country. The imam is already serving another prison sentence for spreading extremist ideas.