Polish authorities accuse two Iraqis of transferring funds to ISIS in Iraq

WARSAW — Poland’s Internal Security Agency issued a statement accusing two Iraqis, a father and son, of transferring funds to members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016.

The two men were arrested in June and an indictment was handed over to the court on 14 December. The two defendants face up to 12 years in prison.

The transferred funds reportedly came from families of ISIS members living in Europe and was transferred through Western Union system to Poland before being sent to Iraq, the agency said in its statement.

One of the individuals who gave the two defendants money in 2016 joined ISIS in Syria and was killed in Iraq in 2016.

Polish prosecutors have confirmed that the wife of the person who joined ISIS has been convicted of terrorist activities in Germany.