Danish appeals court docket upholds responsible verdicts for 3 Iranians convicted on terror costs | EUROtoday

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A Danish appeals court docket on Tuesday upheld responsible verdicts for 3 members of an Iranian separatist group convicted of selling terror in Iran and gathering data for an unnamed Saudi intelligence service.

The three had been arrested in February 2020 within the city of Ringsted, 60 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, and convicted of selling terror over a lethal assault on a army parade within the southwestern Iranian metropolis of Ahwaz in September 2018.

The Eastern Court in Copenhagen stated Tuesday the boys belonged to the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz and had been gathering details about people and organizations in Denmark and overseas, in addition to on Iranian army affairs, and passing it on to Saudi intelligence.

Prosecutor Henrik Aagaard stated the case underscored “how foreign powers carry out their activities on Danish soil.”

The males, who weren’t recognized in accordance with Danish guidelines, withstand 12 years in jail. Their sentences based mostly on the ruling by the Eastern High Court are to be introduced later this 12 months.

The Eastern High Court additionally confirmed the boys’s February 2022 responsible verdicts by the District Court in Roskilde, which convicted them of financing and trying to finance terrorism by acquiring 15 million kroner ($2.2 million) and attempting to acquire no less than one other 15 million kroner from Saudi Arabia for the separatist group.

Most of the proceedings had been held behind closed doorways “due to the consideration of the state’s relationship with foreign powers as well as security considerations related to individuals,” the court docket stated in an announcement.

Tehran has accused the separatist group of the Ahvaz assault, which killed no less than 25 individuals. The group has condemned the violence and stated it was not concerned.

The case was linked to a 2018 police operation in Denmark over an alleged Iranian plot to kill a number of opponents of the Iranian authorities. The operation briefly lower off the island the place Copenhagen is positioned from the remainder of Denmark. That identical 12 months, Denmark’s Security and Intelligence Service began investigating the three Iranians.