Prosecutor’s Office: Analysis of crimes showed that the ideology of terrorism is strengthened through Internet and social networks

The criminal prosecution was launched and 11 persons were convicted for membership of Islamic State terrorist organization in 2015-2016, while 3 persons were convicted in 2017-2018, - reads the report of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

According to the agency, the Islamic State-related developments affected Georgia, as a region bordering the Middle East.

"Terrorism is one of the most important problems in the modern world. The Islamic State-related developments affected Georgia, as a region bordering the Middle East. Unfortunately, Islamic State gained certain number of supporters in some regions of Georgia, who went to Syria through Turkey. Even though the Islamic State’s influence has been significantly reduced, negative processes are still affecting the anti-terrorist direction.

We are facing a danger of Georgian citizens leaving the country for terrorist purposes, as well as the danger of the sue of Georgia as a transit by foreign nationals. Analysis of the crimes of this category showed that the ideology of terrorism is strengthened through Internet, social networks, etc.

As a result of coordinated efforts of the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia and the relevant law enforcement agencies, specific and result-oriented steps have been taken to address the problem”, reads the reports.