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Jordan accuses prostitute of recruiting Daesh fighters

Image of Daesh fighters [File photo]
Image of Daesh fighters [File photo]

Jordanian media sources reported that the State Security Court in the capital city Amman held a hearing for a woman, said to be a prostitute, who is accused of attempting to recruit fighters for the Daesh terrorist group.

According to the Jordan news agency Petra, two women are on trial with one facing charges of attempting to recruit individuals to a terrorist organisation, while the other is accused of promoting the ideas of a terrorist organisation.

According to the indictment, the suspect, who works as a prostitute in the city of Irbid, had sent a WhatsApp message from her mobile phone to one of her clients trying to convince him to join Daesh.

The text read: “Daesh will give us a monthly salary of JD 3,000 ($4,200) if we work for them.”

She ended the text with: “I am going to bomb the party”, but the recipient did not understand what she meant.

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The second suspect’s lawyer Musa Al-Abdallat asked the court to drop the charges because she does not have a Facebook account and is the mother of four children, the youngest of which is three years old.

The hearing was adjourned until next week.

Last week, the same court lowered the sentence issued to the first suspect from a three-year jail term to one and a half years, but did not give details as to why.

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