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Terrorism : Denmark extradites a Moroccan national close to Al Qaeda

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Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen./Ph. DR

Moroccan extremist Said Mansour, 58, was extradited by Denmark to the Kingdom. His extradition has been announced Saturday, January 5th, by the Danish authorities, reports EFE quoting Copenhagen.

The decision was expected since 2016 when the Danish Supreme Court ordered the extradition of the Moroccan national. The man in question was denaturalized, according to a terrorism law adopted in 2002.

Mansour was sentenced in July 2015 to four years in prison for spreading terrorist propaganda. He was accused of producing and distributing CDs, DVDs and messages online and on Facebook, glorifying the terrorist group.

«I am satisfied with the extradition of Mansour, we send a clear message that criminal aliens who undermine our values and promote terrorism are not welcomed in the Danish society», said Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Mansour’s lawyer Eigil Strand said in a statement that he «was informed of his client’s extradition at the last minute just before he flew to Morocco» and feared that his client would be tortured or killed.

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