IQNA

15:11 - April 06, 2021
News ID: 3474381
TEHRAN (IQNA) – US Federal prosecutors said a Tennessee man held a key role in spreading English-language propaganda for the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group.

 

Prosecutors said 31-year-old Benjamin Carpenter, of Knoxville, has been in custody since his March 24 arrest.

A detention hearing was held Monday, but a judge did not immediately decide whether he should be free pending trial, AP reported.

Officials say Carpenter provided English translations of Daesh media content to a person he thought was associated with Daesh. Prosecutors say the person was actually a covert FBI employee.

A trial is set for June 1.

It's not known whether Carpenter is represented by an attorney who could comment.

Tags: US ، Daesh ، Tennessee
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