Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which entered government last December, will pay compensation to the Muslim Youth Austria (MJO) organisation for failing to prove in court its accusations that the MJO is an Islamist organisation.

Last June, Heinz-Christian Strache, FPO's chairman, said at a press conference that there are "numerous indications" that the MJO "spearheads Islamist ideologies" and are "part of a nested network ... over which political Islam organises".

These allegations were also published on the FPO's website.

MJO denied these allegations and filed a lawsuit against Strache, the FPO and the Freedom Parliamentary Club.

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