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Islamic State terrorist sentenced by a Danish court handed over to Finland

Islamic State terrorist sentenced by a Danish court handed over to Finland

April 5, 2019 » Today News » /


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 Affected Countries: denmark; finland;

A 26-year-old Finn, who was sentenced by a Danish court to four years in prison last year for joining Islamic State, has been handed over to Finland.

The man, who fought for IS in Syria, made a request for the transfer as he has no connection to Denmark.

Born in Finland with Somali roots, he moved to Britain as a 13-year-old and is thought to have become radicalised at the age of 17.

In connected news, two Danish companies that sell drones have confirmed to DR that they were first contacted by the authorities about monitoring suspicious buyers in 2013, which is earlier than previously thought.

This means the investigation of the five-person network accused of acquiring drones for IS went on for over four years.

The findings are revealed in the new DR documentary ‘Dronekrigeren – Danmarks farligste terrorist’, which will be available via on April 7.

One of the five people is believed to be Basil Hassan, who is suspected of trying to kill Lars Hedegaard at his home in Frederiksberg in 2013.

Of the four other suspects, three are confirmed as Greater Copenhagen residents from Nørrebro, Brønshøj and Brøndby, who are all in custody. Hassan and a fifth man are believed to be abroad.

Source: AP