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Dutch Public Prosecutor Wants Long Sentence for Syria Traveler

The public prosecutor in Amsterdam demanded on October 18 a long suspended prison sentence for a 25-year-old man from Amsterdam who is suspected of traveling to Syria or Gaza in July 2014 to join ISIS as a combatant....

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

The public prosecutor in Amsterdam demanded on October 18 a long suspended prison sentence for a 25-year-old man from Amsterdam who is suspected of traveling to Syria or Gaza in July 2014 to join ISIS as a combatant. The public prosecutor demanded 15 months in prison with 13 months suspended and two years probation. The reason behind the long suspended prison sentence - with probation supervision as a condition - is to "make the suspect understand the importance of not reoffending." During his arrest, the man was carrying two knives and an axe.