Denmark court convicts brothers of terror training

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 22:28

Copenhagen: Two Danish brothers of Somali origin have been sentenced to three and a half years in prison each for the older brother`s participation in a training camp run by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia.

They were the first convictions under a Danish law that makes it illegal to receive training from a terrorist group.

The Aarhus court said the men, who are aged 24 and 19 but were not named, immediately appealed today`s ruling.

The court found the older brother guilty of receiving training to commit terrorist acts while attending a camp run by al-Shabab, an Islamic insurgent group linked to al-Qaeda.
The younger brother assisted him "partly by sending money, partly by advice and encouragement," the court said.
Al-Shabab seeks to recruit new fighters from Somali communities overseas.

PTI




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