Norwegian court sentences 2 men for terror

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Posted: Aug 03, 2016 8:28 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian court has sentenced two men to prison for affiliation with the Islamic State group in Syria.

The Oslo city court said Wednesday 46-year-old Norwegian citizen Hasan Ahmed and Adam Idrisovich Magomadov, a 23-year-old man with a residence permit in Norway, "had a clear and determined plan" to "contribute to the organization's terrorist activities." Ahmed was sentenced to six years and Magomadov to 7 ½.

According to court documents obtained by The Associated Press, the men visited IS in Syria in August 2014. Both eventually returned to Norway but intended to go back, the court ruled. They were arrested last year in Oslo.

Ahmed's lawyers told Norwegian broadcaster NRK he would appeal his sentence while Magomadov has not decided.