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Young Dutch woman convicted of supporting terrorism

AP  |  The Hague 

A 22-year-old Dutch woman who traveled to Syria and Iraq to support her family while her husband fought with the Islamic State extremist group has been convicted of supporting terrorist acts and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

A in Rotterdam suspended 13 months of Laura Hansen's sentence, meaning she won't have to go to prison following today's conviction since she spent a year in pretrial detention.


Hansen traveled with her husband and two young children to IS-controlled territory in September 2015.

She made headlines in July 2016 when she surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in northern Iraq, saying she had been trying to escape the "hell" she was living in "all the time.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 22:13 IST
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