Six persons arrested in Sidi Bouzid over glorification and incitement to terrorism | Tunisia News Gazette

Six persons arrested in Sidi Bouzid over glorification and incitement to terrorism

Six individuals were arrested in Sidi Ali Ben Aoun delegation (Sidi Bouzid governorate) over glorification and incitement to terrorism, the Interior Ministry indicated on Thursday.

Aged between 21 and 27, these individuals are suspected of belonging to a nine-member Takfiri cell, the ministry specified in a press release.

According to initial investigations, the suspects had pledged allegiance to the terrorist organisation Daesh and admitted to having permanent contact with terrorist individuals in Libya and Syria.

They had held secret meetings in a region’s mosque to encourage youths to join terrorist groups in war zones, the press release added.

The Public Prosecutor ordered to place them into custody and to initiate legal proceedings against them over suspected affiliation to a terrorist organisation. Search warrants had been issued against three individuals, the same source added.

Source: TAP News Agency

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