Germany: man convicted of supporting IS, given 4-year term

A court in Germany has convicted a German-Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group by helping members communicate on social media and sentenced him to four years in prison

BERLIN -- A court in Germany has convicted a German-Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group by helping members communicate on social media and sentenced him to four years in prison.

The Stuttgart state court said the 34-year-old, whose name it didn't release, was convicted Friday of supporting a foreign terrorist organization as well as seeking members or supporters for a terror group. It said the defendant confessed to the allegations against him.