Denmark convicts first Isis foreign fighter

A 24-year-old man on Wednesday became the first ever person in Denmark to be convicted on terror charges for joining the Islamic State, the extremist group also known as Isis or Daesh.

The 24-year-old was identified as a Danish-Turkish man from the Copenhagen suburb of Ishøj.

The Glostrup City Court on Wednesday convicted the man of having joined Isis in Syria in 2013. He was also found guilty of having purchased an airline ticket to return to Syria in 2015. The man was arrested before he could leave Denmark.

The 24-year-old was convicted on three separate charges that fall under Denmark’s terrorism law, which allows for a maximum six year sentence for “letting oneself be recruited to commit acts of (terrorism)”.