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Denmark Court rules against citizen’s claim of undercover work for Danish intelligence in Syria

November 8, 2023 at 5:42 pm

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Denmark’s High Court today ruled against a convicted Danish national who attempted to make the country’s two intelligence agencies acknowledge his work for them as an agent in Syria over the years, leaving him to face his prison conviction as an alleged Daesh operative.

Ahmed Samsam, a Danish citizen of Syrian origin, was arrested in Spain back in 2017 and, the following year, was convicted of alleged ties to the terror group, Daesh, with a Spanish court sentencing him to eight years in prison. After being later transferred to Denmark, his sentence was shortened to six years.

In an effort to overturn his conviction, Samsam launched a lawsuit against the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (FE), demanding that they recognise him as an undercover agent who worked for them during trips to Syria in 2013 and 2014.

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The intelligence agencies refused to confirm or deny in court that Samsam had ever worked for them, insisting that they could not discuss or disclose the identities of their informants.

The Danish court – which did not rule on whether Samsam’s claims of being a former agent were true or not and that it would not review those claims – also stated that the convicted citizen would have been convicted in Spain regardless of his possible work for Danish intelligence services.

During the trial, Samsam announced his intention to have his criminal case in Spain reopened, with the Danish court arguing that a ruling would not change his legal position regarding the reopening of his case in Spain.

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