PRISTINA, Kosovo – A Kosovo court has sentenced five ethnic Albanians to jail terms for plans to prepare an Islamic State video.
A Pristina court sentenced them Monday from four to 13 years in prison.
The verdict said the five, who were arrested last year, aimed at "frightening the population, destabilizing and destroying fundamental political, constitutional, economic and social state structures ... by preparing terrorist penal acts."
They wanted to prepare an internet video with the IS logo to show that the group has a presence in Kosovo. A sixth person is at large.
Authorities say that about 70 Kosovo citizens are believed to still be active fighters in Syria and Iraq, though they say that no Kosovo Albanian joined any Islamic extremist group in the two countries last year.