Austria convicts 14-year-old on ‘terror’ charges

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Austria convicts 14-year-old on ‘terror’ charges


A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted on Tuesday, May 26, of planning to bomb a Vienna train station in the name of the Islamic State. He was sentenced to 8 months behind bars. The teenager of Turkish origin was found guilty of belonging to a “terrorist” organization in his hometown of Sankt-Poelten. At the time of his arrest in October 2014, the boy was looking to buy ingredients for a bomb. His defense lawyer said the boy had only been toying with the idea; and that he was influenced by propaganda and a need to be recognized.

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