Court jails two Malaysians for trying to join Islamic State

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Kuala Lumpur –  Two Malaysians were sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur after pleading guilty for attempting to join Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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The Deputy Prosecutor, Wan-Shaharuddin Wan-Ladin, said that Mohamad Shafrein Rasid and Mohamad Yusoffe Ishak, both 27, were arrested in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur after they tried to board an Istanbul-bound flight on their way to Syria.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

He said reports indicated that more than 100 Malaysian citizens had gone to Syria and Iraq to fight in the radical Islamist movement.

Wan-Ladin said dozens of more Malaysians had been charged in court since 2014 for attempting to support the militants. (dpa/NAN)

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