Denmark charges 3 with planning to carry out terror attack
The prosecution will also seek the mens deportation.All three face a trial in Holbaek, some 50 kilometers 31 miles west of Copenhagen, starting August 22.
Three people have been charged with planning terrorist acts by acquiring weapons and bomb-making materials ”to be used in a terrorist attack in an unknown place in either Denmark or abroad,” a Danish prosecutor said Monday.
The suspects, two men and a woman in their thirties, were not identified in line with Danish practice. They were arrested on Feb. 2021 and remain in pre-trial custody.
Beside being charged with attempted terrorism, they also were charged with financing terrorist activities by transferring money to a person affiliated with the Islamic State group.
If tried and convicted, they face potential life sentences — which in in Denmark usually mean 16 years in prison.
The woman has dual citizenship, and the prosecution will seek to have her deprived of her Danish citizenship and expelled from Denmark permanently. The prosecution will also seek the men's deportation.
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