COPENHAGEN – Denmark’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling to revoke the Danish citizenship of a Moroccan-born dual national who was convicted of instigating and promoting terrorism.
Said Mansour is the first person to be stripped of his Danish citizenship under a law introduced in 2004. The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected his appeal of a lower court decision to revoke his citizenship and expel him after a four-year prison sentence. Mansour, who is 56 and has lived in Denmark for 32 years, was convicted of instigating and promoting terrorism for posting social media messages in support of al-Qaida and associated groups. Mansour denied the charges, citing the freedom of speech. His lawyer told Denmark’s TV2 that Mansour would appeal the case to the European Court of Human Rights.