(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 01 JUL – He is accused of having financed exponents of jihadist terrorist cells, active in Bosnia and the Balkans, for the recruitment of new fighters. A 52-year-old Bosnian, subjected to the measure of house arrest with electronic bracelet in an investigation by the Ros of the carabinieri, coordinated by the Public Prosecutor of Bologna, is held responsible for having made, personally or through other people who did not know the purpose, numerous transfers of money, for over 50,000 euros.
The investigation starts in the first months of 2020. Contacts have emerged between the Bosnian, regular on the Italian territory, craftsman and owner of an individual company in the construction sector, and Islamic extremist circles, in particular an Imam, also of Balkan origin. , recipient of a precautionary custody order in prison issued in March 2016 by the Venice investigating judge, measure not carried out as the Imam was arrested in Bosnia and sentenced to seven years for public incitement to terrorist activities and recruitment. In particular, in the Venetian investigation it was ascertained that the Imam, in 2014, had organized a ‘prayer tour’ in northern Italy, to recruit militiamen to be sent to fight in Syria and Iraq in the ranks of the Islamic State.
In the Bolognese investigation, the movements of money were reconstructed, with money transfer services, which the suspect would have sent to Bosnia and also to Albania, through intermediaries.