Muharrem S. (21) is suspected of membership in a criminal organization, suspected membership in a terrorist organization, and suspected terrorist financing. Because of all these points, he had to answer before the Vienna Regional Court. He has to be in prison for two years, eight months of which are mandatory. The judgment is not final.
Investigators found that Muharrem S. had apparently planned a terrorist attack in Vienna-Floridsdorf. It all began in 2021, when the Directorate for State Security and Intelligence (DSN) and the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution (LVT) Vienna first became aware of the Austrian. In short message services he always attracted attention with “questionable, Islamist content”, reports the “Kurier”.
Investigators report meetings in mosques. Until the day when Muharrem S. was arrested and his apartment in Vienna was searched and a number of electronic data carriers were seized.
The chronology of his radicalization was found in these acts. Muharrem S. has been a member of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS) since March 2020. Again and again he is said to have asked for donations to the widows of fallen IS fighters.
Then the discovery: In Telegram chats from April 2021, investigators came across the planning of an attack in Vienna-Floridsdorf. How exactly the deed should have taken place is silent. However, the plans were “concrete” and should be taken seriously.
The suspect partially confessed and accepted the verdict.