The trial of a married couple who allegedly collected donations for the banned Salafist movement starts today at the Frankfurt Regional Court. The couple, aged 28 and 29, are charged with terrorism financing, preparation of a serious act of state-endangering violence and fraud. They allegedly left for Turkey in November 2016 with the destination Syria, where they were arrested when crossing the border. (File number 6140 Js 247545/17)
Between January and August 2016, they are also alleged to have unjustifiably received around 60,000 euros in welfare benefits from the Employment Office. The Chamber for the Protection of the State has initially scheduled four days of hearings until the end of March.