INDICTMENT ISSUED FOR FUNDING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES07.09.2021. 15:42
A Prosecutor from the Terrorism Section of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against the following person:
- Sena Hamzabegović, born in 1960 in Tuzla, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland, who is currently remanded in custody.
The accused is charged to have participated, on several occasions from 2013 to 2018, in collecting and providing financial support for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who were staying on foreign battlefields in Syria and Iraq, even though she knew that the mentioned persons were fighting on the side of the so-called ‘ISIL’, as part of the formations of ‘Jahbet Al Nusra’, ‘Al Nusrah Front’ and other formations which have been declared terrorist organizations by the United Nations resolutions, and whose members carry out terrorist activities in the specified area, by conducting armed terrorist actions, attacks on the population, killings, unlawful imprisonments and other actions on a daily basis.
Knowing that Muradif Hamzabegović is also staying in the said area and participating in terrorist activities together with other citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that she is using the obtained money to finance those activities, the aforementioned accused repeatedly procured larger sums of money in EURO, BAM and CHF currencies, and she was paying the money or personally taking the money to Syria, where she was handing over the money to Muradif Hamzabegović, who, according to the evidence gathered, used the money to pay salaries to persons involved in terrorist activities and to purchase weapons, as well as for other purposes.
This accused person is charged with providing funds and collecting money, personally, directly and indirectly, knowing that the money will be used for terrorist purposes and for terrorist activities and actions of a terrorist group and organization, whereby she committed the criminal offense of Funding of Terrorist Activities, referred to in Article 202, paragraph 2, item b) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.
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