Madrid – A 19-year-old woman from the north-eastern city of Figueres (Spain) was arrested on Tuesday on charges of supporting the “Self Declared Islamic State’’ (DAESH).
Spanish Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez-Diaz said in Madrid that the woman was arrested by Spanish national police for allegedly establishing a support network for DAESH members and affiliates.
He said the allegedly sent fighters to the areas under DAESH control through safe routes and gave them advice about security measures they had to take into account to avoid being caught.
Fernandez-Diaz said she was also thought to have conversed with people who had radical social media profiles and helped spread DAESH ideas and terrorist attacks online.
He said the detention followed another one of Saturday when an 18-year-old woman was arrested in Gandia, Valencia, for spreading the ideas of DAESH.
The minister said she was also spreading its activities and helping in recruiting other women to join the organisation.
Fernandez-Diaz assured the public that Spain would not “let down its guard.
He highlighted that Spanish security forces in charge of fighting terrorism had arrested more than 70 people for allegedly having links with jihadism, and particularly with DAESH.