Austrian Jailed 6 Months For Celebrating Diversity On Facebook

A court in Vienna has handed a young Kurdish man a six month conditional sentence for posting Islamic State (Isis) images and propaganda on Facebook.

The trial took place amid heightened security, with eight armed and balaclava-clad prison guards stationed outside the courtroom.

The 20-year-old from Vienna had been held in custody in Graz for several weeks. He was one of 13 people arrested in police raids at the end of November and has been linked with Mirsad O., an Islamic preacher and leader of the so-called ‘Bosnian cell’ in Vienna, who is accused of recruiting fighters to join Isis in Syria.