Today, Dominik T. appeared in court at the Budapest District Court on charges of inciting war by Hungarian authorities.
After various users of an online platform based in Germany posted propaganda material (mainly marches known in the Muslim culture, inciting to fight and demonstrating strength) linked to the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, the German authorities contacted the Counter Terrorism Centre, Blikk news portal said. They were informed that they had also identified a person in Hungary who had uploaded a total of 18 files between 2018 and 2019. These were filtered and removed from the site due to their radical content. Nevertheless, the authorities were able to save the data and forwarded it to the TEK. Subsequently, the Hungarian authorities traced the name, provider and IP address of the accused based on e-mail addresses. In addition, the man’s profile was found on a social networking site, which also revealed his place of residence.
As we wrote before, the young man, who is one-quarter Algerian but of Hungarian nationality, was arrested 14 months ago and has been in prison since then. At the pre-trial hearing, he could have received three and a half years in prison if he had confessed to everything and waived his right to trial, but he did not.
He did not confess at today’s hearing, and the judge will read out his statements during the investigation, in which he tried to explain everything. He defended himself by saying that he did not understand the content of the hymns and that his aim was not to promote the Islamic State.
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Source: Blikk, DNH
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