The Civil Guard has arrested in the penitentiary center Córdoba and in Pasajes Antxo (Guipúzcoa) two alleged members of a jihadist radicalization network in prison, who are accused of having carried out recruitment and indoctrination work in the Botafuegos prison in Algeciras (Cádiz).
Both detainees were previously arrested as perpetrators of crimes terrorism and currently one of them was subject to probation measures, reports the General Directorate of the Civil Guard.
The investigation, lasting almost three years, has been developed by the Information Service of the Civil Guard, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions, under the direction of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Central Court of Instruction number 6 of the Hearing Nacional, which has ordered the imprisonment of the detainee who was at liberty.
The investigations began after the detection by prison professionals of various graffiti and slogans related to the terrorist organization Dáesh in the Botafuegos de Algeciras prison.
As a result of them, the existence of an organized group of inmates dedicated to radicalization and recruitment akin to the jihadist ideology in said prison, where the detainees had been serving sentences for committing crimes related to jihadist terrorism.
One of the detainees held the role of descent over the rest of the inmates and the recruitment and indoctrination activities that he carried out in prison were analogous to those for which he was previously convicted and for which he is serving six years in prison, currently in prison. Córdoba, where he was transferred.
Indoctrination in the ideology and aims of Daesh
As part of his proselytizing activity in the Algeciras prison, he had recruited the other detainee, who was serving a sentence for a crime of terrorist self-indoctrination and that he also became a recruiter for other inmates.
During this investigation, the creation of a structure dedicated to indoctrination in the ideology and objectives of Daesh was found inside the penitentiary, which was intended to maintain the cohesion of inmates already convicted of terrorism.
This operation is related to another one carried out on the 12th in Melilla in which a man who had coincided with the previous ones was arrested and who at the time of the arrest was free for serving his sentence.
This coordinated action by the Civil Guard and the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions has already led to different actions such as the one carried out this same month of March when a group of inmates whose activities were aimed at recruiting and radicalizing the environment was dismantled. of prisons.
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