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Spain : A Moroccan national accused of recruiting jihadists

The Moroccan man arrested on the 7th of June 2016 in Valencia./Ph. Pablo Mammana
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A Moroccan national  will appear next Thursday in court, for having allegedly recruited terrorists on social media through 13 different profiles and for maintain contact with members of the terrorist organization «ISIS», Europa Press reported quoting the «provisional findings» made by the prosecutor.

Identified as Abdallah Lachiri, the man is believed to be a presumed jihadist bearing a Moroccan nationality and could be facing a 10-year sentence.

Abdallah Lachiri, who was arrested in Valencia, in Spain’s southeastern coast, On June the 7th 2016, was conducting «propaganda, selection and recruitment» activities to find potential jihadists from his home. The 13 profiles he created on social media platforms had about 22,000 followers. At the same time, he ran a supermarket in Valencia’s city center.

The prosecutor accused the Moroccan alleged jihadist of having carried out a «particularly active» broadcast of messages in which he not only took a stand in favor of the «Islamic Caliphate,» but also developed techniques to improve jihad, including martyrs.

Its role within the terrorist organization consisted of facilitating access to the information broadcast by Daesh between 2015 and 2016 and to broadcast it on Facebook and Twitter, according to the National Police's investigation into the activities of the Internet merchant. Once contact is made with jihadists aspirants, recruiters would send them «any type of jihadist material», thus giving them the opportunity to realize their actions.

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