Austrian man convicted for plans for attacks in Germany

An Austrian court has convicted a 19 -year-old of involvement in plans for two Islamic extremist assaults in Germany, one of which was supposed to be carried out by a 12 -year-old boy.

The Austria Press Agency reported that the defendant was convicted Friday in Vienna of attempted incitement to murder as a terrorist crime. He was given a nine-year sentence.

The Austrian of Albanian descent was accused of trying to incite a 12 -year-old to attack a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen in 2016, and plotting an attack on the United States’ Ramstein Air Base along with a 16 -year-old girl.

Defense lawyer Wolfgang Blaschitz said he is considering appealing.

The defendant testified he became a supporter of the Islamic State group following a previous incarcerate term for theft. He denied ordering any attacks.

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