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Young Dutch Woman Convicted of Supporting Terrorism

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:38 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 22-year-old Dutch woman who traveled to Syria and Iraq to support her family while her husband fought with the Islamic State extremist group has been convicted of supporting terrorist acts and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

A court in Rotterdam suspended 13 months of Laura Hansen's sentence, meaning she won't have to go to prison following Monday's conviction since she spent a year in pretrial detention.

Hansen traveled with her husband and two young children to IS-controlled territory in September 2015.

She made headlines in July 2016 when she surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in northern Iraq, saying she had been trying to escape the "hell" she was living in "all the time."

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A 22-year-old Dutch woman who traveled to Syria and Iraq to support her family while her husband fought with the Islamic State extremist group has been convicted of supporting terrorist acts and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.A court in Rotterdam suspended 13 months...
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