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Man Lands in Jail for Preparing ISIS-Inspired Attack in Stockholm

Man Lands in Jail for Preparing ISIS-Inspired Attack in Stockholm

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 11:15
FILE PHOTO: A general view of Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm, Sweden, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo
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A 46-year-old man was on Friday sentenced to seven years in jail after he was found guilty of preparing an attack in Stockholm on behalf of ISIS.

The Solna District Court in Stockholm says David Idrisson, an Uzbek national who has been living legally in Sweden since 2008, should be expelled for life from Sweden where his family lives after serving his time.

He was also found guilty of financing the extremist organization.

The court said that Idrisson had gathered some 500 kilograms of chemicals, knives, gas masks and military equipment, and photos of potentials targets in Stockholm were found on his cellphone.

Two other younger men who Idrisson knows and who were also suspected in the case, were acquitted. They were released from detention earlier this week.

A total of six men were also accused of financing ISIS by sending up to 20,000 kronor ($2.135) each. The court found four of them — including Idrisson — guilty of that charge and gave them prison sentences ranging between four and six months. Two were acquitted.

The men — five Uzbeks and a citizen of Kyrgyzstan — communicated via closed chatrooms. All live legally in Sweden and denied wrongdoing.

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