The Danish Supreme Court confirmed the guilty verdict of six Danes who
had been sentenced for providing economic support to the FARC by
selling t-shirts. The six were released though, because the judge
changed unconditional jail sentences to conditional ones.
The court considers the six guilty of supporting terrorism, because the groups the Danes supported, the FARC and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (FPLP) committed “grave attacks against civilians with the purpose of terrorizing the population or seriously disrupt the political, constitutional, economic and social rights” of the countries in which they operate.
In the case of the FARC, the judge reminded the defense that Colombia’s largest guerrilla group “has killed civilians, has subjected them to acts of grave violence, has kidnapped politicians and a presidential candidate and has used grenades with low precision in civilian areas, causing civilian victims.”
A lower court had earlier convicted the six employees of ideological firm Fighters+Lovers to sentences ranging from sixty days to six months. The six month sentences were changed to conditional prison sentences of sixty days with a probation period of a year.
The convicted said they considered the verdict “symbolic” and announced to continue working in solidarity with the FARC and the FPLP.