Danish activists imprisoned for funding militants

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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 10:31 AM
Danish activists imprisoned for funding militants

A Copenhagen court has sentenced two Danish men to six months in prison each for violating the country's terror laws by raising funds for Palestinian militants and Marxist rebels in Colombia.

The Copenhagen City Court reduced the sentence of the 72-year-old Anton Nielsen's to two months because of his age.

Nielsen transferred $3.400 (17.700 kroner) to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and 52-year-old Viggo Toft-Joergensen $1,900 (10,000 kroner) to Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces, known as FARC.

The defendants consider the groups freedom fighters, but the court said the European Union and the U.S. consider them terror groups.

Defense lawyer Thorkild Hoeyer says it is unclear whether his clients will appeal.