Moroccan SaharaSpain: Pro-Polisario man tried for terrorism, pleads guilty

Spain: Pro-Polisario man tried for terrorism, pleads guilty


A pro-polisario, prosecuted for acts of terrorism in Spain, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before the National Court, the highest criminal court in Spain.
The defendant is accused of spreading jihadist propaganda through social networks in which he expressed his hatred towards Spain, local media reported.

The prosecutor had demanded four years and six months in prison against the accused, who confessed to being the author of a crime of terrorist indoctrination. In pleading guilty, the defendant, M.A.M., alias Ismail, agreed to be sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation

In the weeks before his arrest on March 28, 2022, the accused published daily messages calling for jihad and martyrdom in videos that he made himself and then distributed through various mobile applications.

Also, via Facebook, he held conversations in which he expressed his adherence to Daech, as well as his hatred towards Spain.

Until his arrest, he was also in contact with jihadist Facebook users who claimed to live in conflict zones and with whom he exchanged audios and videos of Islamic State leaders.

He also presented himself as a member of the terrorist organization Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), claiming to have had ties to former ISGS leader Abu Walid al-Saharaoui, who was killed by French armed forces in August 2021.

Several international reports had pointed to links between the ”polisario” militias and terrorist networks operating in the Sahel-Saharan region and conflict zones.

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