Suspected ISIS terrorist recants alleged confession

A 27-year-old Syrian national arrested at a migrant camp in Athens last week has reportedly recanted an earlier confession in which he allegedly admitted to being a member of the ISIS terrorist organization and appearing in a 2014 video of the group.

In his testimony to a public prosecutor on Tuesday, the unnamed suspect claimed that he had been forced into making his confession through the "use of torture," the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported him as saying.

The 27-year-old, who was remanded in custody pending trial after his testimony to the prosecutor and an investigating magistrate on Tuesday, is being accused of membership in a criminal organization and of participating in murder. According to reports, the ISIS fighters featured in the 2014 video posted on social media went on to execute several of a group of men they are seen harassing in the...

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