The appeal against the 25-year-old man started in Borgarting Court of Appeal in October.
The 25-year-old was charged with three counts of attempting to carry out terrorist attacks abroad via chat groups he was administrator of. He was also accused of having participated in the terrorist group IS, as well as of having shared bomb recipes and propaganda for IS.
In the district court, he was acquitted of a case of complicity. Both the accused and the prosecuting authority appealed the verdict. In the Court of Appeal, public prosecutor Geir Evanger asked for 15 years in prison.
– The appeal case is first and foremost about where the line goes between sitting in the boys’ room chatting and sharing things, to participate in a terrorist organization, the 25-year-old’s defender, lawyer Brynjar Meling, told NTB.
State Attorney Evanger, on the other hand, believes that this is one of the most serious terrorist cases that has taken place in Norwegian law. In June, he told NRK that only the Breivik case and the Manshaus case are more serious in their opinion.
The Court of Appeal writes in the judgment that the 25-year-old still seems to have a notion that there is a worldwide war going on against Muslims.
According to the verdict, he believes that Muslims all over the world are being persecuted and abused, which justifies violence / killing of non-believing Muslims.
Among his statements on the social medium Telegram are things like: “Allah ordered you to strike” and “we want Denmark to become the new France”.