A court in Denmark found guilty three members of the terrorist group the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA).
A court in the city of Roskilde, west of Copenhagen, sentenced three leaders of a group behind terrorist attacks in Iran to between six and eight years in prison.
The court announced in a statement on Wednesday that Habib Jabor, also known as Habib Nabgan, was sentenced to eight years in prison and his brother Nasser Nabgan to seven years. Habib Nabgan’s son-in-law Yaqoub Hur al-Tostari was also sentenced to serve six years in jail.
They were found "guilty of creating an intelligence unit for a Saudi intelligence service over a period of several years" while they were based at an address in the Copenhagen suburb of Ringsted, among other places. They were also convicted of "promoting terrorism" for their support of the activities of ASMLA's armed wing.
In February 2020, Danish police arrested Habib Jabor Nabgan, the leader of this terrorist group, and two of its senior members on charges of spying for Saudi Arabia. About a year later, in April 2021, Denmark's public prosecutor charged them for financing and supporting terrorist activity in Iran in collaboration with Saudi Arabian intelligence services.
Migrated into Denmark a few years ago, ASMLA terrorists used violence against their fellow countrymen by conducting some 25 terrorist operations in Khuzestan province ranging from bombings to assassinations.
The court last month found the trio “guilty of creating an intelligence unit for a Saudi intelligence service over a period of several years,” based among other places at an address in the Copenhagen suburb of Ringsted.
According to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), which was able to access materials from the closed-door trial, the three men had compiled a list of 100 individuals and companies in the country to monitor and pass on to Saudi intelligence services.
Two of the men will be deported after completing their sentence, according to the court.