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Swiss federal prosecutors said Saturday a criminal probe into suspected jihadist propaganda has been expanded to include the leader of the country's largest Islamic organisation.

The office of Switzerland's attorney general confirmed in an email to AFP that Nicolas Blancho, of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), was under investigation.

The ICCS slammed the move as "political" and said it was ready to "counter the accusations in a courtroom."

Prosecutors opened the case last December, charging that an ICCS board member -- German national Naim Cherni -- had violated "the prohibition of groups like Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar organisations."


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