The Norwegian-Chechen 23-year-old who is accused of having traveled from Norway to Syria and who next week will have to meet in Oslo District Court, have confessed to fighting in the armed forces of the Islamist group IS.
The man’s lawyer, Svein Holden, told this to Dagbladet. The trial of 23-year-old and a family man in his 40s from Fredrikstad, starts in Oslo District Court next week.
– My client is going to confess to fighting in the armed forces of IS for a period of time, but not to being a member of IS. He has only fought in their army, says Holden.
The two went together from Oslo to Syria in August 2014. Police Security Service (PST) believe they can prove that the two accused men went to the civil war-torn country where they swore allegiance to and fought in the army of the Islamist group Islamic State (IS).
PST also believes that the two men entered into an agreement with IS to commit terrorism, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of twelve years in prison.
The family man stayed in Syria for a month, while the 23-year-old was there for about six months.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today