The prosecutor’s office said one of the cell’s goals was to carry out attacks in Germany
The German prosecutor’s office said it had accused five Tajik nationals of belonging to the extremist group Islamic State.
They were accused of preparing acts of violence in Germany by raising funds and recruiting members to carry out attacks.
Federal prosecutors on Monday sent the indictment to a court in Düsseldorf, where the five’s alleged accomplice, also a Tajik national, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Under German privacy rules, the suspects charged were identified only as Farhodshon K., Mukhammadali G., Azizjon B., Sunnatulloh K., and Komron B.
They were arrested last year.
“The purpose of the cell members, who had been in contact with Islamic State leaders in Syria and Afghanistan, was to organize the armed struggle against those they considered ‘infidels’ and to carry out attacks in Germany,” the indictment reads.