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Denmark Withdraws Passport from ISIS Fighter

Denmark Withdraws Passport from ISIS Fighter

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 - 10:15
Inside an overcrowded Syrian prison where thousands of ISIS suspects await fate. (AFP)

Denmark’s government has withdrawn the Danish passport of a 25-year-old man with dual Turkish citizenship who joined the ISIS group — the first such case since a new law was passed last month.

The man’s lawyer, Mette Grith Stage, said Tuesday she was informed of the decision a day earlier and informed her client, whose location is not known.

Grith Stage told Danish media she would bring the ruling before Danish courts.

The man who is wanted by Denmark for terrorism cannot be identified due to a court order. He reportedly joined the group in September 2013.

On October 24, Danish lawmakers voted in favor of a law allowing the withdraw of Danish citizenship from foreign fighters with dual citizenship without courts being asked.

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