GENEVA:- Switzerland’s largest Islamic organisation on Monday defended a board member against allegations from the country’s prosecutors over his alleged production of militant propaganda. The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), in a statement, affirmed “full support for (board member) Naim Cherni” and said his work “in no way has anything to do with Al-Qaeda.” Cherni was not named in a Saturday statement from the Swiss attorney general, which said that an ICCS board member was being probed for violating “the prohibition of groups like Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar organisations.”–AFP

The German national is suspected of making a video “for propaganda purposes” with material collected from a trip to war-ravaged Syria, according to the Swiss attorney general.