Russian 'jihadist' on trial in Krems
The Local · 22 Jan 2015, 08:57
Published: 22 Jan 2015 08:57 GMT+01:00
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According to a report from the Reuters news agency, the defendant said he had gone to Syria only to help refugees and search for the son of a relative.
"Jihad brings only war, brings only suffering," he said quietly through an interpreter.
"I myself experienced war in Chechnya. I know what happened to us, having nothing to eat. We ate grass. I saw the images of war on the internet and wanted to help."
Magomed, who faces up to 10 years in prison, said he had only done charity work in Syrian refugee camps and did not fight with Isis.