Crime Round-Up: Alleged undercover agent’s case against intelligence agencies will be heard in the High Court

Ahmed Samsam alleges that PET and FE hung him out to dry by not acknowledging his collaborative work for them when he was sentenced to eight years for being a ‘member’ of IS in 2018

A somewhat unprecedented case will be heard by the High Court after Copenhagen City Court yesterday decided to pass on convicted terrorist Ahmed Samsam’s lawsuit against the Danish intelligence services PET and FE. 

“The court also finds that the case has a significant societal scope, as the defendants have stated that the result of the judgment may have an impact on the defendants’ organisation of their work in the future,” explained the court. 

No date has yet been set for the high court case. 

A version of events already reported by Berlingske
Samsam, who was sentenced to eight years in prison in Spain in 2018 after being found guilty of being part of IS in Syria, wants the pair to admit he collaborated with them between 2012 and 2015. 

Samsam’s lawyer said the city court’s decision was a positive one for her client.

In 2020, Berlingske published a story backing up Samsam’s claims he was an undercover agent. However, both PET and FE have denied the claims.

Hefty sentences for MDMA smugglers
Five people have received prison sentences ranging from five to eleven years for their involvement in smuggling MDMA and ketamine into Denmark. Around 20 kilos of the drugs were hidden in candles and tables and sent from Belgium to Denmark using international courier companies. It is believed the packages were then going to be sent to Australia, but Danish police were alerted after Belgian customs intercepted one of them. One of the smugglers is American. Four of the five have already appealed against the verdict. 

Three assaults in one hour, including two minors
A 22-year-old man was yesterday arrested by South and Southern Jutland Police after he allegedly committed three sexually-motivated crimes in the space of an hour. Media has described the alleged assaults as ‘humiliation violations’, and it is believed the first victim was a 10-year-old girl. The man then moved on to target a 14-year-old girl and a 50-year-old woman. The court in Esbjerg has ruled he will remain in custody for four weeks. At the hearing, the man did not deny the accusations. 

How a trade union gave a violent ex his former girlfriend’s new address
In order to escape her violent ex-boyfriend, a woman in Funen left in the dead of night to begin a new life. But she hadn’t reckoned on her trade union writing to her partner and informing him of her new address. When she updated her details with 3F Østfyn, they royally cocked up when they sent her their trade magazine, not only sending it to her old address, but with her new one clearly identified. Datatilsynet has expressed the gravest possible concerns regarding the case, and 3F Østfyn has said it will review its way of working.

Greenland demands report from Denmark regarding its spiral campaign
Greenland has asked Denmark to investigate why the Danish Health Ministry decided to give contraceptive spirals to 4,500 Greenlandic women and girls between the mid-1960s and 1991. Girls as young as 13 were targeted in an effort to cut the number of unwanted pregnancies. The Greenlandic Parliament felt compelled to take action due to the ongoing ‘Spiralkampagnen’ among islanders who want answers, and yesterday it unanimously adopted a bill to ask Denmark to make a report.  

Murder suspect voluntarily agrees to another four weeks inside
The 36-year-old man accused of abducting and murdering Mia Skadhauge Stevn in the Aalborg area in early February will remain in custody for another four weeks. Again, he voluntarily agreed to have his custody extended.