Bulgarian court orders six years in jail for three ISIL suspects who tried to enter Turkey
SOFIA - ReutersA Bulgarian court on Sept. 13 sentenced three Syrians to six years in jail on terrorism charges.
The Speciliased Criminal Court convicted the three men for entering the Balkan country aiming to carry out terrorist actions abroad, but acquitted them from charges of being members of Islamic State, Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Muslim Brotherhood.
The three men, aged 20, 22 and 25, were detained on February while trying to enter Turkey from Bulgaria and accused of attempting to join ISIL. They have been in custody since then.
The three men, who had obtained refugee status in Germany, denied any wrongdoing. Their lawyers said they will appeal the sentence.