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Head of humanitarian organisation arrested for IS support

At least two people were arrested in the case


The head of De Humanitære Hjerter is being charged with financially supporting a terror organisation (Photo: Facebook)

September 3, 2014
12:36

by CW


The Copenhagen Police today arrested the head of the humanitarian organisation De Humanitære Hjerter for using his organisation to collect money for the Islamic State (IS).

The police arrested the Danish/Palestinian man this morning and also ransacked a number of addresses in the capital connected to the ongoing case against the organisation.

READ MORE: Mosque in Jutland expresses support for IS

Facing a dime of time
The deputy police inspector Jens Møller Jensen said, according to Ekstra Bladet tabloid, that the suspect will be charged with financially supporting a terror organisation and faces ten years in prison.

“As far as I know, two people have been arrested and are now being interrogated,” Jensen told Ekstra Bladet.

De Humanitære Hjerter reportedly sold stickers featuring the IS logo. This is the first time that a person in Denmark has been charged with funding IS.



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