Milan – The “lioness of the Balkans” was placed “in a context of alarming gravity” and the “husband”, who was in Germany, had “contacts” with “subjects linked with certainty to the author of a terrorist attack”, the “occurred in Vienna on November 2, 2020 in work of the young Fejzulai Kujtim” with 4 dead and 23 wounded. This is what we read in the reasons for the sentence with which the Criminal Court of Appeal of Milan, on March 1, sentenced Bleona Tafallari, 21 years old, born in Kosovo, who had been arrested by Digos in Milan in November 2021. at 4 years old.
In the second instance, the judges (President Ivana Caputo) found her guilty of the original charge, association for purposes of international terrorism, while in the first instance, with an abbreviated rite, the accusation had been reclassified incitement to commit a crime.
The appeal judges accepted, however, the request of the substitute Pg Daniela Meliota, who had supported in the room the appeal of the prosecutor Leonardo Lesti for the charge of international terrorism. The Court, read the reasons, “takes as certain the participation of Tafallari in theterrorist association of the ‘Lions of the Balkans’, in turn part of the terrorist association ‘Islamic State’” or Isis.
He proselytized and propaganda.
In addition to “proselytizing” and “propaganda” with images and online chats, according to the judges, the young woman would also have had the “role of intermediary between her husband Veliqi Perparim and other members of the ‘Lions of the Balkans’ and contacts with other members of the organization”. At the end of last November Tafallari, defended by the lawyers Giuseppe De Carlo and Giuseppina Bartolotta, was released from prison and was put under house arrest in a family home because he was young and had no criminal record. The defense is willing to appeal to the Supreme Court against the appeal ruling.
The story of the “lioness of the Balkans”
The girl had arrived in Milan in November 2021. Here she had settled only for regularize identity documents in the Registry and get the Green Pass, through which he could travel to germany, Country where her husband was waiting for her. Together they would have organized, at least in their intentions, and according to what the investigators know, an attack.
the girl would have hugged jihadist radicalism and they dedicated themselves to recruitment and proselytizing, even among minors, without hiding their ambition to go to fight in war zones against the “western enemy”. Inside the 19-year-old’s phone, they found themselves on 7,000 between audio, video and images, some from the Islamic State’s communication agency “Al Hayat Media Center”, and more than 2,000 chats that left no doubt, according to the accusation, about his membership in ISIS.
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