BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German-Afghan man accused of being a contact for two brothers who produced propaganda for a group that has carried out attacks in Afghanistan.
The federal prosecutors office said Thursday that the 20-year-old dual citizen was charged with membership in a foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. He was identified only as Mohammed Salim A. in line with German privacy rules.
The suspect, who was arrested last September, is also accused of transferring 800 euros ($1,040) to a representative of the group in Pakistan and planning to join it there. Prosecutors say the suspect provided information on the political situation in Germany to Bonn-born brothers Mounir and Yassin Chouka for use in making German-language recruitment videos in Pakistan.