Danish court: FARC, PFLP not terrorists

In an unusual ruling, a Danish court acquitted seven leftist activists—who had sent funds to the FARC in Colombia and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—of sponsoring terrorism. The panel of judges ruled that though both groups were branded as terrorist groups by the United States, the European Union, and Denmark, “their actions were not meant to intimidate the population or destroy a political and economic system. They were therefore not guilty of any terrorism.” The Danish leftists—members of an activist organization calling itself Fighters and Lovers—plan to continue transmitting the profits of their FARC and PFLP t-shirts to support the “non-violent” operations of both rebel groups. (The Guardian, Dec. 14)

From OpenDemocracy.terrorism daily briefs, Dec. 14

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