Denmark finds three guilty for buying drones for Islamic State

Three men were convicted on Thursday in Denmark on charges of buying drones and other equipment for the extremist Islamic State group to use in Iraq and Syria.

Between 2013 and 2017, the trio bought remote-controlled model planes, drones, thermal cameras and other components both online and at stores in Denmark, the Copenhagen city court said.

The court said sentences were due on December 6.

None of the three was convicted according to the strictest paragraph of the terrorism statute, which could have resulted in a life sentence.

They risk up to six years for aiding a terrorist organisation, news agency Ritzau reported.

The defendants – a teacher, a bicycle mechanic and a taxi driver – denied the charges.

The court withheld their names.

According to the prosecution, the defendant…

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