Austria jails three Isis-bound Chechens

An Austrian court handed down jail sentences on Thursday to three Chechen asylum-seekers – a man, his wife and his mother – for seeking to join Islamic State (Isis) extremists in Syria.

The man’s wife, who wore a burqa in court, was sentenced to 19 months. She was heavily pregnant at the time of her arrest and gave birth in custody to a boy whom she then called Osama.