Austrian Minister Proposes to Create Tribunals for ISIS Fighters in Middle East

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl has proposed to establish tribunals to conduct trials against mercenaries of ISIS mercenaries in the Middle East.

The issue of the potential return of foreign terrorist fighters to Europe and the challenges associated with the returnees has been a pressing issue for several years. The issue was brought up again by US President Donald Trump late last week. He urged European countries to take back more than 800 ISIS fighters, captured by the United States in Syria, and put them on trial.

“European countries must now quickly agree that there must be tribunals against IS [Daesh] terrorists [mercenaries] with UN and EU involvement in the [Middle East] region”, Kickl said in an interview with the newspaper Kronen Zeitung.