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The Number Of Prisoners Jailed In Europe On Terrorism Charges At 20-Year High, Says Report

By Alessio Dellanna

More people are in jail on terrorism-related offences in Europe than at any point in the last two decades, a study has found.

The report, published by the International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR), says there are currently over 1,400 individuals held on terrorism-related charges across 10 European countries.

France is detaining most of them, 549. Spain follows with 329 people jailed, while 238 are detained in the UK and 136 in Belgium

Other countries mentioned in the report are Sweden (53 prisoners), Netherlands (36), Norway (34), Greece (around 20) and Norway (19).

The size of the terrorism-linked prison population jumps to more than 3,000 if we also take into account those being "monitored for signs of their radicalisation".

Jihadists account for 82% of the prisoners, while far-right supporters make up almost 7%.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/24/prisoners-held-on-terrorism-related-charges-never-been-so-many-in-europe-in-twenty-years