The court finds that T. passed on messages from Taghi from the Extra Secure Institution (EBI) and that he played a key role in Taghi’s criminal organization.
At the end of last year, the Public Prosecution Service had demanded 7 years in prison against T.
As of March 2021, T. visited his imprisoned cousin many times. After some time, according to the Public Prosecution Service, it became clear that the two discussed very different things in the EBI than regular issues and an investigation was started in the deepest secrecy.
T. was not present in court today to hear his verdict. He previously defended himself that he was only ‘an errand boy’. He would have been sucked into Taghi’s criminal web against his will. “Millimeter by millimeter”, he said, “it was an insidious poison”.
The pressure was great and there seemed to be no way out. He denied that he actively thought about breakout and escape scenarios and claimed that he wanted to change Taghi’s mind or slow down. The court does not agree and sees evidence that he was more than an errand boy who was sucked along.
Ruling against Taghi in autumn
The former lawyer was arrested on October 8 last year during a visit to Taghi and has been detained ever since. In the run-up to his arrest, the judiciary secretly filmed and wiretapped a few visits.
Taghi was demanded a life sentence in June in the Marengo trial. A ruling in that case is expected this fall.
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