The Judge was rightfully angry but sadly misinformed. The magistrate said “I hope your god forgives you, because the court does not forgive you”. If Allah is angry it is because he was caught and did not accomplish the mission.
Much thank to from João Oliveira, Amigo de Israel blog, Portugal
– From SOL newspaper, from Portugal:
12 years in jail. “The court does not forgive you,” Judge told terrorist
Tazi was convicted of recruitment and terrorist financing offenses after Judge Ivo Rosa ruled that he should not go on trial for such crimes – which eventually reverted to Relation Court.
The Moroccan suspected of crimes of recruiting youth in Portugal for the Islamic State was sentenced yesterday to 12 years in prison for crimes of recruitment for terrorism, terrorism financing and falsification of documents – credit card and passport. The accused Abdesselam Tazi, who Judge Ivo Rosa decided should not be tried for crimes of terrorism – a decision later reversed by the Lisbon Relation – heard yesterday tough words from Judge Francisco Henriques: “I know you are a religious man. Me too. I hope your god forgives you. You left Morocco, came to Europe, taking advantage of the weaknesses of the system for what? To convince some kids to travel to Syria. “
Also according to Saturday, the magistrate will have concluded: “I hope your god forgives you, because the court does not forgive you”.
Referred in French and German investigations
Abdesselam Tazi, who has been held in Monsanto prison since the beginning of 2017, has been charged in Portugal with crimes of membership of an international terrorist organization, counterfeiting with a view to terrorism, use of a false document to finance terrorism, recruitment for terrorism and financing for terrorism.
Later in the investigation phase, Judge Ivo Rosa decided to free the Moroccan from terrorism crimes, considering that he should only go on trial for a crime of falsifying documents and four crimes of counterfeiting currency. The statement of reasons was as follows: “It’s described the role of the accused, his contacts with other persons in connection with his alleged adherence to the Islamic State, the places where he held such contacts, the identification documents he used, the trips he made, the credit cards he used. “
Judge Ivo Rosa understood that “a different question is whether the records contain sufficient evidence to support the submission of the person to trial for the crimes alleged in the indictment.”
But in December last year, the Lisbon Relation Court showed its perplexity as to the rationale used by Magistrate Ivo Rosa – who has the instruction of Operation Marquis – not to take Abdesselam Tazi to trial for terrorism crimes. Also because the Moroccan, who arrived in Lisbon in 2013, is cited in investigations that run France and Germany.
Tazi, a seducer
For the Public Ministry, Tazi was responsible for the radicalization of Hicham El Hanafi. Both lived in a room rented by a woman in Aveiro, and were treated by other names (Salim and Xan). The proprietress described them as people who talked a lot about Allah, who liked Portugal and playing ball and spinning top – each had his own.
“Everyone says that Hicham’s behavior has changed with living with Tazi, a more experienced, older and seductive man,” said prosecutor João Melo in the last year’s investigative debate, saying that the accused “studied the characters and the moments of his own and know how to construct his speech in order to seduce.” In addition, the magistrate listed several lies of Tazi and the fact that he falsified his documents: “He has not done anything else since coming to Europe but lying.”
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