Governance and Society

Half-Faroese man loses passport for fighting for the so-called Islamic State in Syria

Denmark’s Supreme Court today stripped the citizenship of a 28-year-old man who was convicted earlier this year of fighting for the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Danish media identified the man Adam Johansen, who is half-Faroese and half-Tunisian.

Johansen was born in the Faroe Islands, but he has lived most of his life in Denmark since arriving from the Faroes aged three.

He has a wife and son, whom he left behind in Denmark when he went to fight in Syria.

According to Danish media, Johansen claimed that he went to Syria to make a difference.

The Eastern High Court originally sentenced Johansen to four years in prison, but now the Supreme Court has stripped him of his Danish citizenship.

The Supreme Court also sentenced Johansen, who holds a Tunisian passport, to be expelled from Denmark and banned him from returning.

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