Woman arrested in Denmark for wanting to join IS in Syria – The Post

Woman arrested in Denmark for wanting to join IS in Syria

Danes arrested in Turkey on terror charges will stay in Danish prison only until April 21

The Glostrup Court has sent the woman to prison for one month (photo: Leif Jørgensen)
March 30th, 2017 4:08 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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A woman was remanded in custody last weekend on suspicion of wanting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State (IS), reports DR.

She is reportedly linked to the two Danish men who, earlier this month, were also detained by the Turkish police for trying to join the jihadist organisation.

Glostrup Court has confirmed that a woman was brought to a hearing on Saturday and that she will remain in custody for a month.

According to DR, she is the first female arrested in Denmark for violating the anti-terrorism law with the intention of traveling to Syria to support IS.

READ MORE: Danes arrested in Turkey on terror charges

Not enough evidence
Meanwhile, Glostrup Court has ruled in the case of the two young men arrested in Turkey.

Because there was not enough convincing evidence that they travelled to Syria with the intention to participate in the fighting, the judge has only sent them to prison until April 21, .

However, the men, aged 18 and 19, were remanded in custody because the judge found reasonable grounds to suspect they were trying to promote the activities of Islamic State.