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Withdrawal of Danish citizenship and expulsion 

Case no. 291/2016

Judgment delivered on 14 November 2017

The Prosecution Service

Foreign fighter sentenced to six years in prison, withdrawal of Danish citizenship and expulsion with permanent entry ban

T had twice, in 2013 and again in 2015, travelled to Syria to fight as a foreign fighter for the terrorist organisation Islamic State. He had also attempted to support the organisation financially and had publicly expressed support for a terrorist offence committed in Denmark. 

The case concerned his sentence, withdrawal of his Danish citizenship and expulsion.

The Supreme Court held that there was no sufficient basis for changing the sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment.

T had a dual citizenship, and based on a concrete proportionality assessment, his Danish citizenship was withdrawn, and he was expelled.

The High Court had reached the same conclusion.


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