Supreme Court rejects appeal by Czech who travelled to Turkey to try and join IS

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Jan Silovský, found guilty of trying to join the terrorist organization Islamic State, in Syria. The news was confirmed by the 22-year-old’s mother, who said his lawyer would file a complaint with the Constitutional Court.

The decision by the Supreme Court was taken in September but the written result was sent to the Regional Court in Plzeň only last week. Mr Silovský comes from Spálené Poříčí in the Plzeň area. Last year, he was arrested in Istanbul.