SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 25, (AP): A criminal court in Macedonia’s capital Skopje has sentenced six people, including an imam, to prison for joining the Islamic State group and recruiting fi ghters for it.
The imam, believed to be the mastermind of the group, was sentenced Friday to seven years. A second man received a 5 year sentence while the other four were sentenced to five years. The six were arrested last August following raids in Skopje and several towns in the northwest. Another five suspects are also on trial and have pleaded not guilty.