Five Georgians, detained on terrorism charges following a special operation in Duisi and Koreti villages of the Pankisi Gorge, were imprisoned following the closed-door trial.
Five Georgian citizens were detained on August 24. The State Security Service of Georgia (SSG) reported that the detainees joined ISIS and headed for Syria.
The investigation learned that the Georgian nationals recorded video pledging allegiance to Islamic State. They also organized conspiracy meetings to discuss ongoing developments on Syria-Iraq territory.
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), also known as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), is a Sunni jihadist group with a particularly violent ideology that calls itself a caliphate and claims religious authority over all Muslims.