Swedish terror suspects convicted in Denmark
Four men from Sweden were convicted by a Danish court on Monday for plotting a terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten daily in Copenhagen in December 2010 that was meant to "kill as many as possible".The men had been charged with one count of terror crimes and two counts of violating weapons laws.
The three Swedish nationals and one Tunisian living in Sweden had pleaded not guilty to the terrorism charges, but a district court found all four "guilty of terrorism", chief judge Katrine Eriksen said in the unanimous verdict, which was broadcast live.
However Sahbi Ben Mohamed Zalouti, Munir Awad and Omar Abdalla Aboelazm -- all Swedish citizens of Tunisian, Lebanese and Moroccan origin, respectively -- and Tunisian national Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri were found not guilty of a secondary charge of weapons possession due to a technicality, she said.
Prosecutors had asked that the four, aged 31 to 46, be sentenced to between 14 and 16 years in prison -- which would have been a historically severe sentence in this kind of case in Denmark. (...)