A German court on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old terrorist who fought in Syria on behalf of the Daish terrorist group to seven years and nine months in prison.
German-born Kerim Marc B, whose full name was withheld in line with privacy laws, was found guilty of pledging allegiance to Daish and fighting alongside a largely Bosnian group of militiamen in Syria.
Prosecutors say Kerim Marc B, also known under the Daish alias Abu Zulfikar, remains a staunch terrorist and even tried to recruit people on behalf of Daish while in detention in Dortmund after his return to Germany.
Defence lawyers for Kerim Marc B had pushed for a lesser prison sentence, arguing that their client was reformed.
"I have completely renounced Daish - I have decided against radicalism," the defendant told the court in closing statements.