Syria: Two men convicted in Paris of cyberfinancing terrorism

Two men involved in the transfer of cryptocurrencies from France to Syria were convicted on Friday in Paris of “criminal association” and “financing terrorism” and sentenced to two and three years in prison. Sami Allem, a 26-year-old French-Algerian, was sentenced to four years in prison, one of which was suspended; Abderrahman Sheikh, 23-year-old French-Moroccan, four years in prison, two of which are suspended. Read also El Shafi el-Sheikh, one of the executioners of the Islamic State, sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States Mr. Allem, who was in pre-trial detention for two years in Paris, returned to prison on Friday evening. Mr. Sheikh, left under judicial supervision since the case was filed, will spend two years under electronic surveillance under house arrest. The court did not satisfy the demands of the prosecutor’s office, which asked Thursday to be sentenced to four and two years in prison for these “relay races”.

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