Romania to expel Pakistani over ‘jihadist propaganda’

BUCHAREST: A Pakistani national in Romania has been declared persona non grata for allegedly spreading “jihadist propaganda” in online forums and will be expelled from the country, authorities said yesterday.

The suspect, who entered the European Union country illegally in late 2015, is “in police custody and proceedings are under way to send him back (to Pakistan),” an immigration official dealing with the case said.

The man will be banned from re-entering Romania for 10 years, the official added. In a statement released late Tuesday, secret service officials said the man had drawn attention after spreading “online propaganda backing several terrorist groups active in his home region, supporting Islamist extremism, and calling for global jihad”.

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