Kundby ‘jihad girl’ gets six years in prison

Teen was undone by specific plans to bomb two schools

The 17-year-old girl from Kundby has been given a six-year prison sentence for attempting to commit terror.

The city court in Holbæk in north Zealand took into consideration that she was 15 at the time of her arrest and that she was considered immature and had a low sense of self-worth.

The girl was found guilty of planning to attack two schools: Sydskolen in Fårevejle and the Jewish school Carolineskolen in Copenhagen. She was also found guilty of grievous violence against a pedagogue in the institution she has been imprisoned in during the trial.

In connection with the concluding procedures before sentencing, the prosecutor highlighted an evaluation of the girl that showed she was not mentally unstable.

During the trial, Kirk presented evidence that the girl used social media to communicate with a number of jihadists she believed were connected to Islamic State (IS).

It was also revealed she had used Google to find out how to make bombs and to find decapitation photos.

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Defence delight
The girl and her lawyer, Mette Grith Stage, have asked for time to consider whether to appeal against the decision or not, although the defence were clearly pleased with the verdict.

“I’m really relieved. I was thinking the other day it was going to be a defeat. But today I feel like it’s a victory,” Stage told DR Nyheder.

The prosecutor Kristian Kirk, on the other hand, was less than jovial when discussing the verdict. He thought six years was too short a sentence.

“The high courts have said that punishments in cases like this tend to be 12 years. Of course, there should be a reduction for somebody underage, but I’m surprised that the reduction is half,” he told DR Nyheder.