The General Information Commission (CGI) of the National Police He has just consummated a new operation against jihadism in which three people have been arrested in the city of Granada. In addition to broadcasting multimedia material with proclamations by jihadist leaders, the detainees posted videos starring themselves.
In these audiovisual fragments, the three extolled violent jihad and encouraged the commission of violent actions, mainly against France, its citizens and its president, Emmanuel Macron, among others.
The researchers, according to EL ESPAÑOL, attribute the crimes of self-training, threats and terrorist glorification. Those arrested, who would be highly radicalized, instrumentalized their profiles on social networks and with them encouraged the carrying out of terrorist and violent actions against French people and institutions. The three were arrested this past Tuesday in an apartment in that Andalusian town.
The operation was carried out jointly by agents of the General Information Commission and the Provincial Information Brigades of San Sebastián and Granada, coordinated by the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court and under the supervision of the Central Investigating Court. number five. In addition, it has had the support of the EUROPOL Police Agency.
Initiation of investigations
Investigations by the General Information Commissariat began last October. At that time, in the Gallic country, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo launched a reissue of the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. As a result of this fact, the agents detected, once again, various reactions as virulent as they were contrary to the cartoons in different virtual spaces.
They found, in particular, a series of videos on social networks where these three individuals made express apology for jihadist terrorism and made extremely serious and violent threats against French people and interests.
After the appropriate investigation, the specialists identified the administrators and participants in these publications and detected that through their profiles they were undertaking intense activity on the Internet. The three detainees managedn different accounts with almost 19,000 followers, and directed their proclamations especially to a young audience.
Aware of their influence on this young audience, they undertook the creation of specific content adapted to them, with the aim, they report from the CGI, “to gain the trust of the most vulnerable and capture them.
The seriousness of the threats, coupled with their ability to spread them publicly on social networks, where they had a large number of followers, led to their immediate arrest.
During the operation, of the records, numerous material, electronic means, telephone terminals and documentation of great interest were seized. All of this is being analyzed by the researchers.
On the morning of this Thursday, the three arrested have been brought to justice. The head of the Central Court of Instruction No. 5 has decreed his entry into prison.