Halle (dpa/sa) - After the verdict in the trial of a suspected IS fighter, both sides have appealed. Both the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office and the lawyers for the accused used the appeal, said a spokeswoman for the Naumburg Higher Regional Court. She initially left the reasons for this open. Should the revision be granted, the case would end up at the Federal Court of Justice (BGH). The competent Senate at the BGH makes the decision on the appeal.
The 22-year-old woman from Saxony-Anhalt was sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence at the end of May for her membership in the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia in Syria. According to the reasons for the judgement, the court considered membership in a foreign terrorist organization and a violation of the Weapons Act and the War Weapons Control Act to be proven. However, the court acquitted the accused of the charge of aiding and abetting a crime against humanity.