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Denmark charges 6 men for joining radical Muslims in Syria

Associated Press logo Associated Press 28/04/2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish prosecutor has charged six men with violating Danish terrorism laws by joining the Islamic State group from 2013 to 2016.

Prosecutor Lise-Lotte Nilas says the case where based on a name list that Danish investigators had received a year ago from unidentified "international cooperation partners."

Nilas said Friday the men, who were not identified, had joined IS as "fighters," adding they lived in different places in Denmark. She said they were either Danish citizens or foreigners living in Denmark. They face at least four years in prison.

In March, pizzeria owner Hamza Cakan was stripped of Danish citizenship in the first such ruling in Denmark. He had been convicted of joining radical militants in Syria, after his name appeared on a similar list with foreign fighters.

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